“My parents are from Guatemala. They were some of the first Latinos in the farming industry here, although there are many more Latinos now. I was raised here, and I’ve visited a lot of farms and have talked to lots of workers through the years. The biggest issue is that farmworkers are afraid of speaking up, losing their housing, they’re afraid that an employer will get angry and call immigration. And that includes when they get injured. They’re afraid to bother their bosses. I’ve seen so much fear, and I see how badly the farm owners and managers treat the farmworkers. I try to tell people not to be scared and that they have rights. That there are people and organizations like the Wokers’ Center of Central New York who will try to help them,” Rosa, proud daughter of farmworkers.
April 28, 2017, Worker’s Memorial Day: Going to Work Shouldn’t be a Grave Mistake!
Workers’ Memorial Day Friday, April 28, 2017 at Clinton Square, Syracuse -- 12pm - 1pm
May 1st, Worker’s Strike: #Shutitdown
On Monday, May 1st, we will not go to work, we will not go to school and we will not buy. We are going to make it clear that this country cannot function without immigrants.
Join Us: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Start at: Perseverance Park - S. Salina St. & Washington St.
May 10th ArtRage Event: Food Chains Documentary Screening
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
505 Hawley Avenue Syracuse, NY
Free to Public