Watch the video of our conversation with Mónica Ramírez below.
Not many people can say they’ve ignited a national women’s movement, spoken at the United Nations, and walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes, but not many people are Mónica Ramírez. The activist, civil rights attorney and author is one of America’s most prominent advocates for Latinx and migrant issues, beginning as a law student at Ohio State University where she founded America’s first legal project to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination against women farmworkers.
The founder of Justice for Migrant Women and co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, The Latinx House, and Poderistas (formerly She Se Puede) Ramirez has received numerous awards, including Harvard Kennedy School’s first Gender Equity Changemaker Award. She was named to Forbes Mexico’s 100 Most Powerful Women’s 2018 list and TIME Magazine included her in its recent 2021 TIME 100 Next list.
When Covid-19 struck, Justice for Migrant Women set up a Farmworkers’ Pandemic Relief Fund to help those keeping America fed. Last October, it organized the annual Latina Equal Pay Campaign, including a national charla (Latinas are paid 54 cents for a white man’s dollar; migrant women, 32 cents) to demand pay parity. And its rural civic initiative—created to increase political representation and power of rural women—drove get-out-the-vote efforts in Ohio, Florida and Texas for the 2020 election.
Join an urgent conversation with Mónica Ramírez and Katrina vanden Heuvel about the current plight of migrant workers and how we can help. Tickets are $10. All proceeds directly support The Nation’s journalism. We hope you will join us! There will be ample time devoted to audience questions and conversation. All ticket-holders will also be sent a link to the recording 24 hours after the event concludes. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].