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Bethlehem, Pa., September 26, 2006— In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Moravian College Office of Institutional Diversity and Political Science Department will sponsor a presentation by Enrique Morones, president and founder of Border Angels, a volunteer group that leaves necessities at desert border areas to aid migrants. His lecture will focus on “the truth about migrant workers” and his work with Border Angels. It will take place in Moravian’s Prosser Auditorium on Thursday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Morones was born in San Diego to Mexican immigrant parents. He founded Border Angels in 1986 to try to save the lives of migrant workers. He is also a founder of Gente Unida, a coalition of 65 human rights groups dedicated to stopping the efforts of the vigilante group The Minuteman Project, Inc. Morones has spoken throughout the United States and on various television shows in the United States and abroad to raise awareness of the conditions of migrant workers. He has debated Bill O’Reilly, Lou Dobbs, and founders of The Minuteman Project. Morones’ most recent undertaking was the National March for Migrants, which led 111 vehicles from San Diego to Washington, D.C. in order to protest HR 4437.
Hispanic Business Magazine has deemed Morones one of the 100 Most Influential Latinos in the USA. He has also been named a Frontline Human Rights international award recipient for his lifelong commitment to human rights causes.
Morones’ speech is free and open to the public. Prosser Auditorium is part of Moravian’s Haupert Union Building, located at the corner of Monocacy and Locust Streets in Bethlehem.