Please join Justice at Work on Thursday, May 4th, to celebrate six years of innovative legal support for low-wage immigrant worker organizing!
What: Justice at Work 6th Annual Celebration and Solidarity Awards
When: Thursday May 4th, 2017 from 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Where: 26 West Street, Boston, MA 02111
This year, we are honored to present our 2017 Solidarity Awards to Lydia Lowe of the Chinese Progressive Association and to Stacie Sobosik of Sobosik Law.
Lydia Lowe has played a leading role in building the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA) for more than three decades and is a renowned leader in the fight for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Greater Boston and beyond. In 1987, Lydia helped unemployed garment workers found CPA’s Worker Center as a space for immigrant workers to organize for their rights. Lydia is also a founding leader of the Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative, spearheading efforts to unite and strengthen worker centers and their members across different countries of origin, ethnicities and languages. Justice at Work has the privilege of supporting injured workers and victims of wage theft who come to the CPA Worker Center and is honored to present Lydia with a 2017 Solidarity Award.
Stacie Sobosik has been a go-to workers’ compensation referral attorney for Justice at Work and our worker center partners since our founding, willing to answer questions, provide training, and take the most difficult cases. In one case, Justice at Work had the privilege of working with Stacie to represent a Brazilian worker who had waited more than three years to be paid workers’ compensation after a catastrophic fall from a ladder. The fall had left him with a broken pelvis, vertebrae fractures, and continuing problems that had him contemplating taking his own life. With representation from Stacie, the worker received a decision granting him benefits dating back to the day he was injured, medical care for his injury, and the respect and dignity he felt had been robbed. Justice at Work is honored to present Stacie with a 2017 Solidarity Award.