Librada Paz, a Mexican-American farm worker rights activist who came to the U.S. at 15 to work as a migrant farm worker and later earned a degree in mechanical engineering technology and became a U.S. citizen, is featured on this year's NYSUT Hispanic Heritage Month poster.
Paz, a council member for Rural and Migrant Ministries, a nonsectarian group working to improve the lives of migrant workers, received a Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award in 2012.
Paz is also featured in a NYSUT lesson plan detailing the role of migrant farm workers, available at Share My Lesson.com, the American Federation of Teachers' resource sharing website.
You can download a printable PDF copy of NYSUT's Hispanic Heritage poster—in English and Spanish—here online.
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