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Farm worker advocate to speak at GVSU Wednesday

October 18, 2011

Jaime P. Martinez was born in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas and was reared by his Mexican migrant worker grandparents in the Westside barrio, a Spanish speaking community.

His involvement in activism began in 1966 as a member of his local union in San Antonio, Texas IUE-AFL-CIO Local 789, Friedrich workers. He marched and fasted for justice for the farm workers alongside Cesar Chavez, President of the United Farm Workers of America.

Mr. Martinez has defended the rights of workers and marches for civil rights throughout America and has worked with community leadership such as Rev. Abernathy, right hand man of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks.

Jaime P. Martinez will speak about his experience working for social justice and human rights in the United States.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

4:30 – 6:00PM – Reception following lecture

Cook-DeWitt Center, GVSU Allendale Campus


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