Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Dolores Huerta

To mark one week of hunger strike by national SEIU leader Eliseo Medina, Farmworkers Union founder Dolores Huerta will visit Freedom Village in support of striking UNICCO janitors.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. April 27, 2006

WHERE: Freedom Village – Stanford Drive between US 1 and Ponce de Leon (across from the main entrance to the UM Coral Gables campus)

United Farmworkers Union founder Dolores Huerta will visit striking UNICCO janitors and hunger striker Eliseo Medina, vice-president of the SEIU, at Freedom Village on Thursday morning. Huerta and Medina will lead a discussion with striking janitors and visiting members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, an organisation of workers and community residents in Southwest Florida that has fought for better pay and working conditions for farmworkers and others.

Huerta has been called the mother of the Chicano movement, and we are immensely honored to have her in Miami!

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