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FLOC hosts immigration reform and convention update gathering

On Tuesday, September 19, at the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) headquarters conference room at 1221 Broadway Ave, Toledo, Ohio, FLOC President Baldemar Velásquez, hosted a special

Ruben Herrera

gathering to update on current strategies and activities in the South as well as on the upcoming FLOC Convention and Banquet, scheduled for Sept. 30, 2006.

The gathering addressed three major topics:

1. Precedent-setting strategy in the Deep South and its national and local implications on the immigration debate, presented by Velásquez.

2. An overview of the FLOC Conference and Convention scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 30th at the Seagate Convention Centre in downtown Toledo, presented by FLOC”s Beatrice Maya.

Sandra Cisneros guest speaker

It was announced that at the Triennial Convention Banquet Dinner at the SeaGate Convention Center that renowned author and poet Sandra Cisneros would be the guest speaker.

Cisneros has authored The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, and other works. Her Website: www.sandracisneros.com.

Tickets to this event are $50 and RSVP with Diana Sánchez of FLOC at 419-243-3456 (ext. 2).

3. Immigration march on September 30th to be organized by and presented by Rubén Castilla Herrera, a community organizer from Columbus and immigration activist.

During this march, veterans will be saluted.

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