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Marchers Leaving Wautoma

Marchers Leaving Wautoma
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Title: Marchers Leaving Wautoma
Description: Marchers of Obreros Unidos (United Workers) leaving Wautoma and walking towards Madison along Highway 21 to petition lawmakers to hold farms and food industry corporations accountable for better working conditions for migrant farm workers. Jesus Salas, Obreros Unidos leader, is in front leading the march shaking hands with a man. Next to him is Salvador Sanchez, also a march leader. Behind them are 30 marchers carrying images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) banner with the Aztec eagle symbol and the American flag. With Father Garrigan, in the middle of the march, are three men holding signs that say "Juntarnos para ser reconocidos. Hablar para ser oidos. La raza tiene causa"/ "Join to be recognized. Speak to be heard. The people have a cause."

Manifestantes saliendo de Wautoma

Manifestantes de Obreros Unidos dejan Wautoma y caminan hacia Madison a lo largo de Highway 21 para peticionar a los legisladores estatales que mantengan responsables a los agricultores y corporaciones en la industria de comida para el mejoramiento de las condiciones de los trabajadores agrícolas emigrantes. Jesús Salas, líder de Obreros Unidos, está enfrente guiando la marcha y saludando a un hombre. A su lado está Salvador Sánchez, también un líder de la marcha. Detrás de ellos están 30 manifestantes cargando imágenes de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, el estandarte de National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) con el símbolo de una águila Azteca, y la bandera americana. Con el Padre Garrigan, en medio de la fila de marcha, están tres hombres con letreros que dicen, "Juntarnos para ser reconocidos. Hablar para ser oídos. La raza tiene causa."

Image ID: 93386
Giffey, David
City, State: Wautoma, Wisconsin
Giffey, David: Photographs, 1966-1969
Genre: Photograph
Information about Wisconsin migrant labor and grape boycotts from: Salas, Jesus and Giffey, David. "Lucha por la justicia: Movimiento de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin = Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin." David Giffey, Photos by. Madison, Wis.: Wisconsin Labor History Society; 1998. 15 p. Wisconsin Labor History Website:
Subjects: Plants
Food industry and trade
Migrant labor
Signs and symbols
Street signs
Religious articles
Express highways
Hispanic Americans
Outdoor photography
Civil rights
Unions (labor)

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