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Artwork Created by Day Laborers

This artwork was created by Jesus Vasquez. The mural represents the lives and dreams of day laborers, displaying themes of work and family. Many of the day laborers come from different Latin American countries, bringing their artistic talent and culture with them.

Felices Fiestas — Happy Holidays


Celebration of International Immigrants Day

SECOND GATHERING OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO COMMEMORATE HUMAN RIGHTS DAY & INTERNATIONAL DAY OF IMMIGRANTS. Sunday December 17th, 2:30pm - 6:00pm SEIU Local 503. 6401 SE Foster Rd. Portland OR, (Corner of SE Foster and 64th) Share in a discussion of the struggles of indigenous communities worldwide and in the US. Also, we’ll talk about current negotiations at the United Nations on these issues. Special Guest: Jose Matus of the Indigenous Alliance Without Borders will talk about his experience with the struggles of Native American communities against the militarization of the border and the building of the fence between Mexico and the US. Other ...

Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe

December 12, 2006 With a Procession and Las Mañanitas Beginning at the corner of NE 84 and MLK, 7:30 a.m. Food, music, and a religious ceremony Our celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe is a tradition that started a few years ago with the day laborers from both corners, in order to strengthen solidarity, friendship, unity, and brotherhood between day laborers. It has also served as a way to build community. The majority of day laborers are from Mexico. The Virgin of Guadalupe celebration is one of the strongest traditions of the popular Mexican culture, celebrated by Catholics and non-Catholics, it represents more than a religious symbol. ...

Join Voz to Celebrate Day of the Dead

DAY OF THE DEAD CELEBRATION With VOZ, Day Laborers and Bajo Salario To honor those who are gone but not forgotten Friday, November 3, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. At St. Francis Dining Hall 330 S.E. 11th Avenue, Portland OR Celebration to remember our dead and the continuation of life. We will also remember immigrants who have left their countries looking for a better future for their kids, or a safe place to live, but died in their workplace or while trying to cross the U.S. border in search of a better life.There will be: Typical Day of the Dead altars, religious ceremony, testimony Music by the "Bajo Salario" group Aztec dancers Pan dulce and hot ...

Protest Against an Abusive Employer

Voz/Worker’s Rights Education Project--a day labor project of Portland, Oregon--together with allies, such as Jobs With Justice, carpenters, laborers, and volunteers held a protest against an abusive employer that likes to exploit workers, specifically day laborers. The company, Wild West Construction, and its owner/boss, Naomi Ahmed, hired eight day laborers from the East Burnside Labor Corner on August 7, 2006, to do construction/sheetrock work. This group of workers was hired to work at a new condo building on the corner of SE Woodstock and 93rd Ave, which is the property of Naomi Ahmed. The laborers worked there for 3 weeks (August 7th-25th) ...

Join us for a Salsa Party, September 29th

Friday September 29, 2006 8:00 PM 6401 SE Foster RD VOZ and Jobs with Justice Present A Solidarity Salsa Party Fundrasing Event The event will include: a silent auction, dance lessons, speakers, slide show, kids corner, informational tables, food and drinks and more! Dance lessons from 8-9pm Tickets cost $15 and are on sale now! VOZ (503)233-6787 Contact JwJ (503)236-5573

1,500 March for Immigrant Rights

About 1,500 people gathered in downtown Portland this past Labor Day weekend for a rally and march demanding immigrants rights and a path to legalization for all immigrants living in the USA. The march and rally was part of a national day of action, with events happening across the country. The rally started at the South Parks Block about 2:00pm with the participation of Aztec Dancers, and a group of speakers representing different sectors of our communities such as, labor, faith, day laborers, youth, and immigrants from around the world. After the rally there was a march in downtown Portland with a stop in front of the office of gubernatorial ...

Sep 3 March for Immigrants Rights/Marcha por una Legalizacion Sep 3

Rally & March for Fair Immigration Reform Sunday Sept. 3, 2:00 pm South Park Blocks (SW Salmon & Park) Join immigrant, labor and faith communities in a solidarity march for Immigrant Rights This Labor Day weekend, celebrate the contributions of all of Oregon’s work force and tell Congress it’s time to fix our broken immigration system. Organized by the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition: VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project, CAUSA, Jobs with Justice, PCASC, AFSC, SEIU Local 49, SEIU Local 503, AFSCME Council 75, Latino Network, Oregon Farm Worker Ministry, Center for Intercultural Organizing, PCUN, Hermandad Mexicana, Social Activist Youth, ...

Voz Celebrates Sixth Anniversary/Celebracion del Sexto Aniversario

You are invited, Usted esta invitado VOZ Worker’s Rights Education Project - VOZ Proyecto de Educación de Derechos Laborales Sixth Anniversary Celebration - Celebración del Sexto Aniversario August 26, 2006 - 26 de Augosto del 2006 Program/Programa 5:00-5:30 :::: Welcome, dinner, music by Trio Amor Latino - Bienvenida, comida, música por Trio Amor Latino 5:30-5:40 :::: Presentation of Soccer tournament Trophies - Entrega de troféos del tornéo de fútbol 5:40-6:00 :::: Music by Grupo Condor - Música por el Grupo Condor 6:00-6:20 :::: Overview of Voz - Breve presentacion de VOZ ...