Sal Alvarez PhotoRev. Deacon Sal Alvarez, M.S.W, was the Director of the Institute for Non-Violence, Office of Human Relations, Santa Clara County—a community organization providing training from the perspectives of Ghandi, King, Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Msgr. Romero, and Mother Teresa on peace building, conflict resolution, mediation, and negotiations for civil rights and human rights advocates.

Sal was a member of the International Association for Conflict Resolution and served as a delegate in numerous international humanitarian works including: South Africa Dialogue on Apartheid and Reconciliation; Israeli-Palestine Conflict; Muslim-Christian Conflict in Manila; and Tanzania Aids Crisis. He served with the National Farm Workers Ministry; Legislative Rep. United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO; the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and many other service organizations.