Linda Alvarado-Arce, M.Ed.


Linda Alvarado-Arce is an adjunct professor at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) and the owner of the only feminist mobile bookstore in the U.S.; People Called Women (PCW), LLC.  Linda was the last Executive Director of the Board of Community Relations (BCR) & the Better Community Relations (BCR) Board for the City of Toledo (OH) where she worked under the direction of four (4) Mayors, City Council, County Commissioners, community organizations, Block Watch organizations, businesses, faith-based organizations, unions, community development corporations,  public and private schools, youth programs, and a twenty-six member board charged with promoting, empowering, and supporting citizens and neighborhoods to create social justice, equal opportunities, and a harmonious environment among the neighborhood groups and public institutions.  Moreover, her position intervened in conflicts and disputes that ranged from neighbor disputes to community disputes with City government by providing investigation, facilitation and mediation services.  

Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), with a major in Social Work.  She has a Master’s in Education (M.Ed.), majoring in Educational Foundations and Leadership, specializaton in Educational Theory and Social Foundations, Qualitative Research and Design, Latinx studies, Parent and Community Involvement, Social Justice, Adult Development, Peace and Human Rights Education, and Educational Psychology, minoring in Gifted Education.  Alvarado-Arce has all but her dissertation completed for her doctorate (Ph.D.) from the Judith Herb College of Education at The University of Toledo.

She is a member of the national organization Educational Leaders of Color (EdLOC), and volunteers nightly to assist asylum-seekers traveling through Toledo Ohio’s Greyhound bus station. 

Linda believes that if we all work together, across borders, united, that peace and prosperity will triumph. She is a certified mediator, grant writer, and Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Ohio.  She is a mother, wife, sister, aunt, daughter, friend and lifetime student. 

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