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The Farmworkers Journey with Dr. Ann Aurelia Lopez, local author and teacher
Date Friday May 16
Time 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
United Presbyterian Church
112 East Beach Street, Watsonville
(parking in the church lot, in back of the Watsonville Cabrillo lot)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Pajaro Valley Women's International League for Peace and Freedom presents

Third Friday Free in Watsonville

Friday, May 16, 2008
United Presbyterian Church
112 East Beach Street, Watsonville
(parking in the church lot, in back of the Watsonville Cabrillo lot)

The Farmworkers Journey

with Dr. Ann Aurelia Lopez, local author and teacher

Presenting a slide show and book signing
(English with Spanish translation)

Dr. Ann Lopez tells of the dark side of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and its impact on farmers from West Central Mexico. She also talks about the struggles women migrant farmworkers face in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties and how current trade policies often force Mexican farmworkers to migrate into California's corporate agricultural fields. And she'll tell you how to help!

Program: All Free, All Welcome!

6:30 Mexican dinner (bring a drink or dessert to share if you wish)

7:00 Poetry and song by Bob Gomez, local activist, teacher, musician and poet

7:20 Slide presentation by Dr. Ann Lopez with time for questions

Co-sponsors:
Alma Gifts and Culture
Agriculture and Land-based Training Association (ALBA)
Santa Cruz County Immigration Project (SKIP)
Watsonville/Aptos Adult School

For more information on this event: Jean Piraino 724-3846 or Barbara Hayes barbara [at] greybird.com

More information about Dr. Ann Lopez and her organization at http://www.farmworkerfamily.org/origins.html



Barbara Hayes
Resource Center for Nonviolence
831-423-1626 X105
cell: 831-431-0988
barbara [at] greybird.com

Watsonville Peace Coalition
or Pajaro Valley WILPF
barbara [at] greybird.com
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