Oregon Farmerworker Movement–our next program April 24

9 Apr

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History of Social Justice Organizing

The Oregon Farmworker Movement
featuring Abel Valladares & Larry Kleinman
Tuesday, April 24, 7pm
Peace House, 2116 NE 18th Ave.
Lecture, Q & A discussion, Free

Based in Woodburn, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) is Oregon’s farmworker union and the cornerstone of a broader movement for farmworker and immigrant justice in Oregon. PCUN’s mission is to improve the living and working conditions of Oregon farmworkers.  PCUN work includes collective bargaining and other workplace justice organizing, consumer education and organizing for farmworker rights, immigration representation for families who qualify for legal status, and advocacy for a new legalization program. In 2006, PCUN established its own low-power noncommercial radio station known in the community as Radio Movimiento.

Larry Kleinman was a co-founder of both the Willamette Valley Immigration Project (1977) and Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (1985). Larry has served as PCUN Secretary-Treasurer since 1988. Abel Valladares took up a leadership role in Oregon’s immigrants’ rights movement in the spring of 2006, during his senior year at Salem’s North High School, when he co-led a walk-out by more than a thousand students to protest anti-immigrant laws. He serves as a PCUN field organizer and coordinator of the “CAPACES” collaborative, fostering leadership and uniting nine grassroots organizations based in the Latino communities of Salem and Woodburn.

History of Social Justice Organizing is an ongoing series of presentations by activists and scholars on a wide variety of social justice organizing both in Portland and elsewhere. A program of Occupy History and Our School.

occupyhistoryna@gmail.com    occupyhistory.us  ourschoolportland.org
http://www.facebook.com/historyofsocialjustice  Twitter: @OWS_Historians

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