Mass Bar Association's Civil Rights and Social Justice Section Council in welcoming Monica Ramirez of Justice for Migrant Women to its open meeting next Friday, April 19th from 3 to 4:30. Monica will be speaking on her cutting edge work combatting the sexual harassment and wage theft of migrant women - work that she's been doing since the early 2000s, starting in the Deep South. Read more about Monica below and come meet her next week! (There is no charge to attend this open meeting.)
Monica Ramirez of Justice for Migrant Women at
The Civil Rights and Social Justice Section Council Open Meeting
Friday, April 19th from 3 to 4:30
Massachusetts Bar Association
About Monica Ramirez:
Mónica is dedicated to ending gender based violence in the workplace and achieving gender equity. She has been specifically engaged in direct service and advocacy on behalf of farmworkers, Latinas and immigrant women. Mónica employs a holistic, victim-centered approach to her work and she is an ardent supporter of worker-led movements. She also has a long history promoting women’s leadership and political power, including leading LatinasRepresent, the only national non-partisan initiative focused on increasing Latina representation and participation in public leadership positions.
Mónica created the first legal project in the US focused on addressing sexual harassment and other forms of gender discrimination against farmworker women in 2003, which was incubated at the Migrant Justice Project of Florida Legal Services. She later scaled this project and founded Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2006, which she directed for nearly seven years. In addition, she created the award-winning Bandana Project, an art activism project that raises awareness about workplace sexual violence against farmworker women. In 2014, she founded Justice for Migrant Women, a national advocacy and technical assistance project focused on representing female farmworkers and other low-paid immigrant women who are victims of workplace sexual violence. Mónica is also one of the co-founders of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at monicaramirezDC.
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