The ROCLA Steering Committee voted unanimously to support the Harvesting Justice Dinner honoring Librada Paz, which will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Temple B’rith Kodesh (see below for program and ticket information). There will be no ROCLA meeting in December.
2012 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award to Librada Paz

From the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights website:

Ms. Librada Paz, a tireless leader in New York’s farmworker human rights movement, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award.

Ms. Paz is a Council Member for the Rural and Migrant Ministry (RMM), a 31-year old organization that focuses on eradicating the systemic violence and human rights violations that America’s farmworkers and migrant laborers face each day.  As a former farmworker, Ms. Paz experienced abuse first hand and is dedicated to ensuring that others do not have to suffer as she did. Through her advocacy, Ms. Paz frames farmworkers’ and migrant laborers’rights as a human rights issue and gives a voice to a community silenced by fear and intimidation.

Harvesting Justice Dinner

Temple B’rith Kodesh 2131 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY Tuesday December 4, 2012

5:30 pm Reception    6:15 pm Dinner


Ms. Librada Paz, 2012 Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights Laureate

Keynote Speaker: Reverend Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, President of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and a dominant figure in struggles for social, racial and economic justice.

Music by the Justice for Farmworkers Musicians


! Aliado/Friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50

! Unido/United – I cannot attend but can make a donation. . . . . . $_________

! Patrocinador/Sponsor – I would like to sponsor a farmworker/youth . . . . $50

Total amount enclosed $___________




City & State Zip________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone (Day/Evening) E-mail


]Check made payable to RMM in the amount of $____________________________

___VISA ___MC Expiration Date_____________ (VERY IMPORTANT)

Name as it appears on the credit card ________________________________________


Card No:

Security Code:

All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please return reservation and payment to

Rural & Migrant Ministry (RMM), POB 4757, Poughkeepsie, NY 12602.

For information, call Laura Lecour at 845/485-8627.