The Farmworker Justice Annual DC Reception
The Farmworker Justice Annual D.C. Reception invited organization allies, friends, and supporters to celebrate 40 years of farmworker advocacy and empowerment on Wednesday, December 8 at the Eaton Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event also recognized Farmworker Justice President, Bruce Goldstein, who will be retiring at the end of this year after 33 years with the organization. The evening was hosted by Bel Hernandez, CEO and founder of Latin Heat Media.
Notable speakers and guests included Annie Gonzalez, actor from Netflix’s “Gentefied” and Eva Longoria Baston’s upcoming film, “Flamin’ Hot,” and Pepe Serna from “Scarface” as well as “Flamin’ Hot,” who provided a dramatic reading of a poem about farmworkers. Oscar Gonzales, Jr., Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Administration, also gave remarks as the main advisor on farmworkers to Secretary Vilsack. Charles Kamasaki, Senior Cabinet Advisor for UnidosUS and author of “Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die” represented UnidosUS, a longtime collaborator of Farmworker Justice, as a key sponsor for the event.
Farmworker Justice owes the success of the Annual D.C. Reception to all of our sponsors, who are essential to the continuation of the fight for farmworker rights and protections. Thank you, in particular, to UnidosUS for making this evening possible and for their commitment to advancing civil rights for Latinos in the United States.
Please see the gallery below for photographs from the event.