‘Migrant workers are an asset to the local economy,’ Public discussion focuses on migrant workers

Release Date: 

06/12/2017

Contact(s): 

Jordan Feyerherm, project organizer, jordanf@cfra.org, 402.580.1516; or Rhea Landholm, brand marketing and communications manager, rheal@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext 1025

Hastings, Nebraska - Migrant workers and the economy will be the subject of a discussion on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at noon, located at the Adams County YWCA, 604 N. St. Joseph Ave., in Hastings, Nebraska.

Leading the discussion will be Jorden Feyerherm, a project  organizer with the Center for Rural Affairs, and Aida Olivas, a community organizer with Hastings Head Start.

“Migrant workers are an asset to the local economy; they come to the Hastings area each year for harvest and work in the fields,” Feyerherm said. “Our discussion will dive into the positive impact these workers have on the community, and the role local organizations play in making Hastings a vibrant, resilient, and inclusive community.”

As a community organizer, Olivas responds to needs of the migrant community in the Hastings area. Feyerherm works with community leaders on inclusion, an initiative to include residents of all ethnicities and backgrounds in rural communities.

“It’s no secret that our current political climate has challenged us to have these conversations about issues impacting our communities and organizations,” Feyerherm said. “We will get to the heart of questions from people in the community.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and questions for the speakers.

The Center for Rural Affairs, Adams County YWCA, and the Hastings Multicultural Association are sponsors of this event.

For more information and to RSVP, visit www.cfra.org/events

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