Julio. Fernandez

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Julio Fernandez

Julio. Fernandez

1998 and settled in Nashville, TN. He is a natural organizer, with great passion for his work and strong sense of social justice. In 1999 he witnessed a white boss brutally beat a co-worker. This frightening experience was the beginning of a new life dedicated to the defense of labor and civil rights, particularly those of immigrants. So Fernández began splitting his time between work that paid the bills and working as a leader and volunteer in his community, In 2006 he began volunteering with the Tennessee Immigrants Refugees Rights Coalition (TIRRC) and earn the TAP Long Haul Award, Since 2008 Fernández has continued to be on the front lines with immigrant workers. He organized communities is rural areas around Knoxville And workers with Jobs With Justice is now in Minneapolis working with the (CTUL) Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha and SEIU to organize janitors