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At Long Last!

image004  Nely Rodriguez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) got her long-overdue 2012 Woman of Courage award on January 12. Nely (left, in picture) is so busy and so humble that several attempts to find an occasion to present it had been unsuccessful. At last UNANIMA Coordinator Michele Morek combined a family visit with a trip to the farm fields of Immokalee Florida, where she saw for herself how the CIW is empowering workers, fighting the slavery of labor trafficking, working for human rights and fair labor conditions. Though Nely is a real leader in the CIW, she insisted that the award was really for all the workers, so we celebrated at a women’s group meeting with a real FIESTA!

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