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Farmworker rights advocate speaks in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

Librada Paz, a farmworker rights advocate from Brockport, addresses a group at the First United Methodist Church of Albion on Friday evening as part of the church’s “Stand Against Racism” series of discussion. The series continues at 7 p.m. on March 28 with Kae Wilbert leading a discussion about Native American issues.

Paz has been working with the Rural and Migrant Ministry to try advance immigration reform at the national level. At the state level she has been advocating for the “Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act” that would grant farmworkers collective bargaining rights, workers’ compensation, overtime pay and unemployment benefits.

Paz in 2012 was awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.