López is director of the Children in the Fields Campaign with the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs. AFOP has declared 2011 the “Year of the Farmworker Child” to raise awareness of the hardships faced by migrant farmworker youth in the United States.
López has long been an active advocate for migrant farmworker children’s rights and continues to raise awareness of migrant farmworker issues across the country in her current role. She has also had the opportunity testify to Congress and has appeared on national news outlets on issues related to child labor in agriculture.
A reception will follow the address.