Join us for the 2014 Salsa And Solidarity party!

  Join Voz and Jobs with Justice for our 8th Annual Solidarity Salsa Party, an annual fundraiser aimed at raising funds for the day labor and workers’ rights movement in the Portland Metro Area. The event will include a night of salsa dancing (instruction included), music, food and drinks! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here-> Funds will go to support the general operating suppor of Voz and Jobs with Justice! Event Details again are: Voz and Jobs with Justice Solidarity Salsa Party When: Saturday, Sept 27th Time: 7 pm 11:30 pm (doors open at ...

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Tradicional Celebracion de la virgen de Guadalupe

el 12 de Diciembre en el centro de Jornaleros 240 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland Esta tradicion empieza hace muchos anos entre los jornaleros para agradecerle a la virgen de Guadalupe por las oportunidades de trabajo y pedirle su proteccion en la lucha diaria de encontrar un trabajo. Habra Procesion, las mananitas, servicio religioso, teatro, musica y deliciosos tamales Mexicanos. Programa 7:00 am Procesion y las mananitas desde la esquina de la 6 y la Ankeny 7:30 am Pasamos en la esquina de la MLK y I-84 y llegar en el centro de jornaleros 8:00 am ...

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International Migrants Day Celebration

Come celebrate with us! When 12:00 Noon Saturday, December 19th 2009, at the Day Laborer Center 240 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, in Portland We will have food, music, and theater-- Come show us your talents! Information on Immigration Reform will be given For more info, call Voz at 503.233.6787

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From Corner to Center: First Thursday Cultural Experience

Join us this Thursday, July 2nd, for a musical cultural experience at the Martin Luther King Jr. Worker Center! 240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., 97232 7pm-9pm Come enjoy the sounds and rhythms of the Jornalero Band, learn about VOZ, and learn how you can help. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Appetizers and beverages will be provided. For more information call (503) 233-6787

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This is My Dream

Ever since I came to this country (U.S.), my dream was to become a writer. Recognizing a series of flaws in said field, I have overcome those errors, gramatically-speaking, although it is recognizing that writing, the communication of thoughts, is a philosophy of thought. With that premise in mind, I traveled to this country, that is to say, with the idea that an editor would be interested in my humble work. Today living as a day laborer and as a member of VOZ and the Center that was a project that started many months ago, my dream remains unharmed, thanks to American ...

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Day of the Dead Art Show

FEATURING DAY LABORER ART AND MARIACHI MUSIC As part of First Thursdays, the Portland Day Labor Hire Site at 240 NE MLK Jr. Blvd will open our doors for an evening of art, music, and food. On Thursday, November 6th from 6 to 9 pm, the public is invited to see art by Portland's own day laborer community. Day laborers will also provide live mariachi music. Join us as our hire site is transformed for Day of the Dead with traditional decor and food.

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Day Laborers’ Artwork to Appear in Latino Art Show at City Hall.

?Layers of Latino Culture? the Third Annual Latino and Latina Heritage Art Show and Celebration September 4th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m at City Hall The event is FREE and open to the public. There will be refreshments and food along with music and mini-mercado. More than 16 artists will be represented, among them day laborers from VOZ Jesse Vazques, Jesus Kobe and Jose Gonzales Those unable to attend the opening event may see the works on display until September 30th in City Hall at 1221 SW 4th Ave, Portland. Paintings from Jesse Vaskuez and Jesus Kobe

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Poema del Jornalero

As one plows Furrows in the earth So the day laborer plows, With his passes, The corners, It is obvious that in his mind He pictures his family Who he loves Who yearn for him, and wait for him. Who is he?? He who comes from afar To water foreign lands With his sweat? He?He is a man Called a day laborer, Neither cold, Nor rain, Will detain him. Eligio Mendoza Day Laborer

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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.

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