Baldemar Velasquez is a renowned civil rights and farmworker rights activist, and the founder and president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee of the AFL-CIO. As part of our 30th Anniversary Celebration, WERU is presenting Velasquez in a speaking engagement on September 20 at 7-9 p.m. at the Crosby Center (96 Church Street) in Belfast. His theme will be “Farm Labor, Immigration and Social Justice.” Our partner for this event is Americans Who Tell the Truth.
At 6:15 there will be a meet & greet gathering preceding Valesquez’s talk. After his talk an expert panelists from Maine will join Velasquez: Jorge Acero (Maine Department of Labor), Edith Flores (Mano en Mano), and Cynthia Phinney (Maine AFL-CIO). There will also be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. Music to open and close the evening will be performed by Shawn and Maizey Mercer.
Translation headphones will be available in Spanish and Haitian on a limited basis.