Women's rights and peasant labor activist Luz Rivera Martinez to give talk on Monday, Nov. 14

The founder of Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino (CNUC) will share lessons relating to the women's, peasant and labor movements. Free and open to the public. Space is limited - arrive early.


Luz Rivera Martinez will present "Sowing Struggle: Urban and Rural Social Movements in Tlaxcala, Mexico" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in Marsh Hall's Taylor Auditorium.

Rivera is the co-founder and lead organizer of Consejo Nacional Urbano Campesino (CNUC), an organization that advocates for and accompanies peasant workers, a bus drivers' cooperative and the National Assembly of Braceros in their struggles against government corruption, police repression and neoliberalism.

She has worked tirelessly for more than 20 years to protect peasant's rights and build inspiring, community-based autonomous projects.

Her talk will have important lessons for those interested in women's, peasant and labor movements, officials from the Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN) said.

Admission to Rivera's lecture is free, and the event is sponsored by Pacific University's Center for Gender Equity, Spanish program, Office of Diversity and the Center for Civic Engagement.

The presentation will be in both English and Spanish.

For more information, please call (503) 352-2772 or email ramptonm@pacificu.edu.


Posted by Joe Lang (jlang@pacificu.edu) on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Edited by Stephanie Haugen (haug7381@pacificu.edu) on May 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

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