Latinx farmworker advocate to speak as part of ‘Let’s Talk About Race’ series

Published September 22, 2021

Civil rights attorney and activist Mónica Ramírez is the next speaker in UB’s ongoing series “Let’s Talk About Race.”

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is set for noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 via Zoom. President Satish K. Tripathi will provide opening remarks.

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Named to the 2021 TIME100 Next list, Ramírez is an emerging leader known for her advocacy on behalf of farmworkers, especially women and members of the Latinx community.

She is expected to discuss the importance of finding one’s voice, as well as contemporary challenges facing the Latinx community, including the border crisis and how farmworker women are leading the fight to end workplace sexual violence and promote economic and social justice.

Ramírez has degrees from Loyola University Chicago, The Ohio State University and Harvard University.

The Office of Inclusive Excellence hosts Let’s Talk about Race, a series of university-wide lectures, town halls and other events to foster conversations toward achieving UB’s goal of deep cultural and structural transformation.

The series is sponsored by the Office of Inclusive Excellence in collaboration with the Gender Institute. Additional UB co-sponsors are UB Sustainability, the Intercultural and Diversity Center, the Department of History, Health Promotion, and the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab.