SEEDING CHANGE: How Farmworker Women are Leading the Fight to End Workplace Sexual Violence from the Fields to Hollywood Studios

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
C20 Pomerantz Center
213 North Clinton Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

MÓNICA RAMÍREZ is Co-founder and President, Alianza Nacional de Campesinos - The National Farmworker Women’s Alliance.  Until a few weeks ago, she was also Deputy Director of Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA).  The daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers, Mónica is one of the nation's leaders in the movement to end workplace sexual violence and other forms of gender discrimination against farmworker and low-wage immigrant women.   For over two decades, Mónica has dedicated her career as an attorney and advocate to ending gender based violence in the workplace and achieving gender equity on behalf of farmworkers, Latinas and immigrant women. She wrote the open letter of support from Alianza to the women in Hollywood published in TIME (11/2017): "700,000 Female Farmworker Say They Stand with Hollywood Actors Against Sexual Assault,”  that changed the national dialogue on sexual assault expanding the conversation to all workers and inspired TIME'S UP to establish a legal defense fund “to help survivors of sexual assault and harassment across all industries…”  Mónica was at The Golden Globes as Laura Dern's guest and appeared with America Ferrara on the TODAY Show.  Mónica also has a long history promoting women’s leadership and political power, including leading LatinasRepresent, the only national non-partisan initiative focused on increasing Latina representation and participation in public leadership positions.

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