Beth Lyon, clinical professor of law and founder of the Farmworker's Legal Assistance Clinic, was recognized by Friends of Farmworkers at its annual event, "An Evening Honoring and Celebrating Leaders Who Inspire Us" for her service and contributions to the organization. This year's event took place on October 25 in Philadelphia.
Lyon has contributed significantly to Friends of Farmworkers through her extensive work on domestic and international immigrant and farm worker rights. She was on the board for eight years serving as governance committee chair and board vice president. She has also offered immense support to the organization during its transition from the founding executive director to its current leadership board.
As a national authority on the laws and policies affecting immigrant workers, Lyon has written extensively on domestic and international immigrant and farm worker rights, and generally about the human rights of the poor. Furthermore, Lyon's publications have been widely cited in academic and practitioner publications, and she has been quoted in various news outlets.
"Friends of Farmworkers serves a vital function," says Lyon. "It's a lifeline for farmworkers throughout Pennsylvania and a national innovator in defending the human rights of farmworkers. Being recognized by such a dedicated group of advocates is humbling and inspiring."
Friends of Farmworkers is a legal services organization that supports low-wage workers as they pursue economic and social justice through free representation, community education and impact litigation.