Rosa Rivera, the executive director of Centro Independiente de Trabajadores Agrícolas/Independent Farmworkers Center, or CITA, will speak at the Latin American Organization's Parents' Dinner.
The event, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Comstock Dining Hall, will conclude the Colleges' celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
CITA is dedicated to petitioning for farm workers rights in New York state. Rivera was born in Traverse City, Mich., of Mexican-American parents, and began her involvement with farm workers' rights as a rural farm worker.
Her work now includes various methods of protest and debate, including May's “100 Miles for Justice March,” from Albion to Geneva. She and her husband are the parents of six children.
The LAO Parents Dinner traditionally recognizes and honors the achievements of Latinos and Latinas.
Tickets are $2 for students and $5 for parents, faculty and staff and are available from the Intercultural Office, next to the Scandling Center. Reservations are requested by Monday, Oct. 17.