Mónica Ramírez is a longtime farmworker and immigrant rights activist who currently serves as the Director of Gender Equality and Trabajadoras’ Empowerment at Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. Her work has been informed and motivated by her family’s history working in the agricultural fields of our nation. She founded several national projects aimed at eradicating gender-based violence against immigrant and farmworker women, specifically workplace sexual violence and labor exploitation. She founded Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative of the Southern Poverty Law Center and The Bandana Project. Ms. Ramírez wrote a letter of solidarity with women in Hollywood on behalf of over 700,000 farmworkers, which inspired actresses to start the Time’s Up Legal Defense fund.
“Walk the streets with us into history. Get off the sidewalk.”
— Dolores Huerta