Colorado State University - Pueblo sponsors Swift Justice film at Rawlings Library


Colorado State University - Pueblo sponsors Swift Justice film at Rawlings Library

PUEBLO – A film that highlights the roundup and deportation of employees of Swift meat packing in Greeley, Colorado in December 2006 will be presented by the Chicano Studies Program at Colorado State University-Pueblo at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 4 at the Rawlings Library Fourth Floor Infozone, 100 E Abriendo Ave.  Swift Justice: Illegal Immigration features what is considered to be the largest workplace raid in U.S. History with more than 1200 individuals arrested and some deported to Mexico and Central America.
 
Mateos Alvarez, co-producer of the film, will be available to answer questions after the viewing of the film.  Since 2006, Alvarez has been working at Service Employees International Union, SEIU, the fastest growing union in the U.S., serving first as an external organizer and currently as the political director for local 105.  Alvarez spent seven years as a lead community organizer and community development consultant for Metro Organizations for People. He is an elected member of the Colorado Latino Forum. Politically, he serves as the Chair of the Latino Voter Participation Committee for Senator Michael Johnston (Senate District 33) and as a member of the Denver Democratic Party’s Diversity Committee.

Alvarez travels extensively throughout the U.S. to engage in national dialogues with the best minds surrounding the themes of community organizing and community development, as well as values-based community organizing initiatives.

He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, with a double major in Southwest Studies and World History with an emphasis in Latin America and a minor in Spanish.

For more information, contact CSU-Pueblo Chicano Studies Coordinator Fawn-Amber Montoya at fawnamber.montoya@colostate-pueblo.edu or 549-2620.

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