Please join us for all or part of an inspiring day: Harvesting Justice. The theme for 2016 is Farmworker Women.
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 4-6 p.m. (symposium); 6-8:30 p.m. (reception and dinner)
Place: Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY
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Symposium: "In Their Shoes"
Farmworker women from across New York will share personal stories of their lives working on the farms and taking care of their families.
Moderator: Betty Garcia Mathewson, Director, Opening Doors Diversity Project
Music, silent auction, and drink service.
Rosalinda Guillén, Executive Director, Community to Community Development (Bellingham, WA) will be the featured speaker. Ms. Guillén dropped out of school as a teenager to marry, and subsequently cared for her two young sons as a migrant farmworker in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. After a 16-year career in banking, Ms. Guillén began her second career in organizing and advocacy. Since then, she has organized and directed national campaigns and boycotts, helped secure union contracts and pass legislation for farmworkers, and served as National Policy Director for United Farm Workers of America (UFW). She has met with agricultural worker organizations across the United States and around the world. She now leads Community to Community Development, a women- and farmworker-led organization she co-founded in 2003 with other women activists in the region.
- Jim Schmidt Award: Marilu Aguilar, social justice and human rights advocate
- George Exley-Stiegler Award: Marv Mich, Director of Social Policy and Research, Catholic Family Center
Dinner will also include music, a live performance by Papalotl Mexican Folkloric Dance School and silent auction.
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