Voces Green Bay opens new office to meet the needs of growing Latinx and immigrant communities of Northeastern Wisconsin
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Voces de la Frontera’s Green Bay chapter is getting set to host a ribbon-cutting on Saturday, Sept. 24 at noon for its new and larger office building that will continue ceremony to serve as the Voces de la Frontera headquarters for the Brown County region.
“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 ,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, in a statement. “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-threatening 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.”
The new Voces de la Frontera Green Bay office is located at 2275 Main Street in Green Bay. Neumann-Ortiz will speak at the ribbon-cutting along with State Rep. Kristina Shelton, Green Bay community leaders and Latinx community members.
“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,” Neumann-Ortiz said.
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, according to a press release from Voces de la Frontera, and the office will be able to accommodate the organization’s expanded community legal services and other crucial resources.
Per the latest census data, Latinos represent 9.7% of the Brown County population.
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 training focused on empowering immigrant workers to navigate and address workplace concerns.