1199 Celebrates International Women’s Day

April 21, 2022

Screen Shot 2022-04-21 at 4.15.47 PM.png The Women’s Caucus at the union pulled together an evening zoom event on March 4 to honor the strength and courage of their sisters.

The guest speaker was Maria Velazquez, a retired home care organizer whose son, Jon-Adrian, was released from prison last September after being wrongly incarcerated for almost 24 years.

She described her decades-long campaign to prove his innocence, which involved working with Mothers United Against Wrongful Conviction, actor Martin Sheen and television journalists.

1199 Magazine | March / April 2022