September 13, 2013

Hispanic Heritage Month: Free poster features Librada Paz

Author: Kara Smith
Source: NYSUT Communications

librada paz posterLibrada 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.

Go to NYSUT Publications Ordering to download or order.