(Green Bay, WI) – We are pleased to announce that Voces de la Frontera’s Green Bay Chapter will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony of our new and larger office building that will continue to serve as the Voces de la Frontera headquarters for the Brown County region. We invite members of the press to join us this Saturday for our inauguration and ribbon cutting ceremony as we celebrate Latinx, multi-racial, and immigrant communities of Northeastern Wisconsin and expanded services for the region.
We will be accompanied by State Representative Kristina Shelton, and others including Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, and Green Bay immigrant essential workers, who will speak to importance of the contributions that the growing Latinx, multi-racial, and immigrant communities make in Brown County, Wisconsin, and nationally.
Per the latest census data, Latino’s represent 9.7% of the Brown County population. Additionally, “Green Bay, is home to the largest Hispanic population north of Milwaukee. Almost one in five Green Bay residents identified as Hispanic in the 2020 census.” The updated building reflects how Voces de la Frontera Green Bay is stepping up to meet the needs of the growing Latinx and immigrant communities in Northeastern Wisconsin. The office will be able to accommodate our expanded community legal services and other crucial resources.
The new office will also be the host site of the statewide Essential Workers Rights Network retreat, a special three day event that will include workshops and trainings focused on empowering immigrant workers to navigate and address workplace concerns.
Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera said: “We have seen immense growth of the Latino and immigrant community in Brown County in recent years, and it is an honor for Voces de la Frontera to be an organization rooted in the community that can provide essential community resources at low-to no cost. Voces has a long established history of working with low wage and immigrant workers as well as local leaders in Brown County. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when immigrant workers in meatpacking plants in Brown County faced discrimination and unsafe, life-threating working conditions, Voces de la Frontera was there to advocate on behalf of workers to demand that their needs were met and their dignity and sacrifices were honored. Our grassroots organizing in Brown County has been paramount in the health and prosperity of the growing Latino and immigrant community. We celebrate our expansion, and look forward to continuing to serve the community.”
Please find details on the press conference below. We hope to see you there!
State Representative Kristina Shelton
Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera
Other Green Bay community leaders
Latinx community members
When: Saturday, September 24th, 2022 at 12:00 pm CT
Where: This press conference will be held in person at the new Voces de la Frontera Green Bay office located at 2275 Main Street, Green Bay, WI, 54311. As well as virtually streamed on our Facebook page at @VocesDeLaFronteraWI