WERU Radio Event: “Farm Labor, Immigration and Social Justice in Maine, An Evening with Baldemar Velasquez”
Date and Time: Thursday, September 20, 2018 – 7-9 p.m.
Presented by: WERU Community Radio and Americans Who Tell the Truth
Location: The Crosby Center, 96 Church St, Belfast
Baldemar Velasquez, Founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee of the AFL-CIO, will give a talk followed by panel discussion that will address several topics, including: Why do so many seasonal migrant farm workers come to Maine and how is the State of Maine dealing with them? Who profits from undocumented workers?
The panel discussion will feature Jorge Acero (Maine Department of Labor), Edith Flores (Mano en Mano), Cynthia Phinney (Maine AFL-CIO), and Velázquez will follow the talk, moderated by WERU News & Public Affairs Manager, Amy Browne. A musical opening for the evening will be performed by father and daughter duo Shawn and Maizey Mercer.