Farmworker Justice 35th Anniversary Award Reception
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Beacon Hotel and Corporate Headquarters
1615 Rhode Island Avenue
Washington, DC 20036
Help us celebrate our 35th anniversary of empowering farmworkers to win a greater measure of justice. Your support makes our work possible. We are proud to honor the following individuals and organizations for their commitment to the farmworker cause:
Farmworker Justice Award: Eliseo Medina, former International Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and President of Mi Familia Vota. Mr. Medina, who was a farmworker and a highly successful labor organizer in California’s fields and other occupations, has been a leading voice nationally for comprehensive immigration reform.
Shelley Davis Memorial Award: Hector E. Sanchez, the Executive Director of the Labor Council for Latin America Advancement (LCLAA) and chair of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA). In both roles, Mr. Sanchez has advanced policy issues of critical importance to farmworkers, including on immigration, labor, occupational safety, and health.
Farmworker Activism Award: Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF). Based in North Carolina, SAF has been educating, mentoring and mobilizing students from middle school through the university level to support a more just agricultural labor system.
Current May Reception 2016 Sponsors:
Leader of Justice
Social Justice Advocate
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
Harvester of Justice
Robin Talbert and Bruce Goldstein
Hughes, Socol, Piers, Resnick and Dym, Ltd.
Joan and James Leonard
The Committee for Farmworker Justice at Pathstone
Mehri & Skalet, PLLC
Jules Bernstein and Linda Lipsett
Amalgamated Transit Union
Katz, Marshall & Banks
Cultivator of Justice
James and Hoffman, PC
Barbara Somson and Ross Eisenbrey
Jay Holleran and Maria Holleran Rivera
Katharyn Marks and James Klimaski
La Cooperativa Campesina de California
Marco César Lizárraga
United Mine Workers of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association | National Labor Office
Fuentes Strategies, LLC
Janice and Howard Berman
Farmworker Legal Services of New York
Presenting Partner ($10,000 and above) - 10 tickets, welcoming statement
Leader of Justice ($5,000 to $9,999) - 6 tickets
Social Justice Advocate ($2,500 to $4,999) - 4 tickets
Harvester of Justice ($1,000 to $2,499) - 3 tickets
Cultivator of Justice ($500 to $999) - 2 tickets
Farmworker Friend ($250 to $499) - 1 ticket
Individual Ticket- $100
Please contact Carolyn Lesesane at [email protected] or 202-293-5420 ext. 301 for more information about sponsorships.
Payment can be made online (click here) or by check:
Please make checks payable to Farmworker Justice and mail to:
1126 16th Street, NW, Suite 270
Washington, DC 20036
Together, let’s help protect the people who labor in the fields to feed us!
Farmworker Justice® is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization; donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.