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Contact: Cemelli de Aztlan (915) 799-2890/PeoplePowerPR@gmail.com
SEMBRA LETRAS – COSECHA LIBERTAD
Border Agricultural Workers Library
El Paso, Texas – Centro Sin Fronteras Farmworkers Center, a local non-profit providing assistance to farmworkers to empower themselves, will open the Border Agricultural Workers Library, “Sembra Letras – Cosecha Libertad” on March 31st, Cesar Chavez Day.
According to Centro Sin Fronteras, there are about 14,000 farmworkers in our tri-state region. Farmworkers earn approximately $6,000-$7,000/year. Centro Sin Fronteras provides farmworkers with shelter, health care, food, GED & English courses, and family recreational activities, alongside their organizing efforts to address farming conditions, food regulations, pesticides, health care and worker’s rights.
“Most people are not aware of the hard labor and human suffering that lies behind the fruits, vegetables and meat they serve on their tables. It’s only right that we honor these workers any chance we get.” Carlos Marentes, founder of Centro Sin Fronteras.
“Farmworkers provide our families with nutrition and sustenance on a daily basis. While they are essential to our survival, farmworkers are greatly neglected by society as a whole. Our community is committed to providing services which empower our farmworkers and provide them and their families with well-deserved dignity and justice.”
Georgina C. Perez, founder of Tu Libro.
In Lak’ech Ala K’in . Quetzalcoatl
Empower. Love. Educate
Georgina Cecilia Perez / www.TuLibro915.com
Second to last photo by Claire O’Brien/2012