Medford, Oregon (March 20, 2023) — Join Kathy Keesee Morales, Program Coordinator at the Unete Center for Farm Worker and Immigrant Advocacy, for a discussion on agricultural labor issues in the Rogue Valley. “Ode to the Harvesters” will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue. All are welcome to attend this free program. 

Kathy Keesee Morales worked more than 20 years in public health through a variety of programs, most recently at Providence Health & Services. There she built the Swindells Resource Center in Medford that serves children with special health, developmental, and behavioral needs — and helped ensure Spanish-speaking families received equitable services. Established in 1996, Unete is a movement of farm workers and immigrants that strives to empower and enrich the lives of both groups through education, cultural presentations, and advocacy. 

The monthly Big Ideas discussion series features prominent local experts speaking on relevant and timely issues affecting our community. Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Ashland Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Jackson County Library Services. For more information, please contact Jackson County Library Services at 541-774-6996.