Farmworker Justice Los Angeles Reception
February 23, 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Honorees include:

David Damian Figueroa, receiving the Dolores Huerta Award. Mr. Figueroa, an executive with Frontier Communications, was a child farm worker, and has made important contributions to farmworker justice throughout his career in business and at nonprofit organizations. These include his role as an executive producer of the critically acclaimed documentary film "Food Chains."

Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce, receiving the corporate responsibility award. A grower of tomatoes and strawberries based in California with operations in Mexico, A&W has been a leader in efforts, in cooperation with farmworker, environmental and consumer organizations, to provide assurances to consumers that workers on farms have a respected voice at work and receive fair compensation.

Special guests:

Dolores Huerta of the Dolores Huerta Foundation
Johnny Ortiz of “McFarland USA” and other films and TV shows.
Nicholas Gonzalez Actor/Producer "Resurrection Blvd" and  "Narcos"
Angeles Ochoa, renowned signer of Mexican folk music

Host Committee:
Gilbert R. Vasquez ,  Alfred Fraijo, Jr. , Andrea Bazan, James & Rachel Garrison, Craig McNamara, Dr. Alma Martinez, Alex Nogales, Arturo S. Rodriguez ,Tony Salazar, Sanjay Rawal

Honorary Host Committee
Nicholas Gonzalez, Senator Ricardo Lara, Supervisor Hilda L. Solis


Keri Blume, Altamed Health Services, Andrew & Willamson Fresh Produce, California Community Foundation, The California Endowment,  Entravision,  David Damian Figueroa & James Foster,  Alfred Fraijo, Jr., Frontier Communications ,  Robin Talbert & Bruce Goldstein, Inland Body and Paint, Manhattan West Asset Management, LLC,  Dr. Alma Martinez,  Craig McNamara,  Pacific Federal, Sheppard Mullin,       PUENTE Learning Center,  Nicolas Bazan Wines, TELACU, Vasquez and Company

Location: Sheppard Mullin | 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles 

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Farmworker Justice Annual Award Reception (DC) 

Thursday, May 4, 201

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Loew’s Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St., NW, Washington, D.C.


Kerry Kennedy, receiving the Farmworker Justice Award, is the President of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. For more than thirty years, Ms. Kennedy has devoted herself to the pursuit of equal justice, the promotion and protection of basic rights, and the preservation of the rule of law.  During her entire career, Ms. Kennedy has advanced the struggle for justice by farmworkers throughout the nation by supporting union organizing, promoting corporate social responsibility, advocating for policy reforms, recognizing farmworker leaders and raising public awareness.  

Moises Loza, receiving the Shelley Davis Memorial Award, is the Executive Director of the Housing Assistance Council, former Board member of Farmworker Justice, and a national leader in the quest for improving housing for the rural poor.  Mr. Loza grew up in south Texas in a migrant farmworker family and traveled extensively to perform farm work.  HAC works with organizations in rural communities to ensure funding, technical knowledge and training to develop affordable housing.  This memorial award continues the legacy of our late Deputy Director, Shelley Davis.

Host Committee Co-Chairs

Maria Holleran Rivera, former Foreign Affairs Specialist, National Nuclear Security Administration and past president Hispanic Bar Association of District of Columbia

Joseph Sellers, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll law firm

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