2021: I’M THANKFUL FOR FARMWORKERS FUNDRAISER NOVEMBER 5
GREETINGS, Thank you so much for joining us virtually for the I’m Thankful for Farmworkers Fundraiser. I am looking forward to celebrating farmworkers and thanking them for all they do for us every single day. Over the past year, Proteus has been able to expand programs and our team, thanks to grants and donors like you. Funds from events like this allow Proteus to innovate and transform to meet the needs of farmworkers. I am looking forward to raising even more funds to help Proteus provide agricultural workers and their families with affordable healthcare, education assistance, and job training. Proteus has done what many organizations across the country have done over the last eighteen months – pivoted, adapted, and innovated. Our health program has gone from focusing on COVID-19 testing to COVID-19 vaccinations and now back to providing primary care to our patients. We have launched a new program this past year to take our healthcare delivery model into small meat processing facilities. Our workforce programming has continued to support farmworkers in reaching their goals and our health and safety training has provided life-saving information for farmworkers on heat stroke prevention and pesticide exposure. Proteus is looking forward to reaching the goals we set in our new strategic plan. We will be sharing a little more about this in the program, and we are excited to unveil a new tagline that will be part of the Proteus brand. Our vision at Proteus is a better life for farmworkers. We try to do this by raising awareness and centering farmworkers voices and experiences. Our guest speaker, Justin Favela’s exhibit at the Des Moines Art Center does this as well. He brings awareness to the invisible workforce through art. It has been said that art holds a mirror to society and not only reflects what is, but it helps us visualize what can be. Farmworkers are just like anyone else, they want to have an honest living to provide for their families. My invitation to you is the next time you enjoy your meal, take a few moments and consider the journey it took to get to you, starting with farmworkers. Thank you again for your support. With gratitude,
Daniel Zinnel, EdD Chief Executive Officer
FUNDRAISER PROGRAM Friday, November 5, 2021 5:30 PM CT Tune-In to the event by going to onecau.se/_cUR or hovering your smartphone camera over the QR code.
SPOKEN WORD WELCOME PROTEUS LOGO UPDATES IOWA FARMWORKER OF THE YEAR AGRICULTURAL HEALTH PROGRAM INFORMATION NEBRASKA FARMWORKER OF THE YEAR NATIONAL FARMWORKER JOBS PROGRAM INFORMATION INDIANA FARMWORKER OF THE YEAR DEAR PROTEUS READING PARTNERS OF THE YEAR FEATURED SPEAKER: JUSTIN FAVELA FINAL CALL FOR SILENT AUCTION CLOSING REMARKS I’M THANKFUL FOR FARMWORKERS BECAUSE...
SPOKEN WORD By Matthew Marroquin
Laboring Fields of Love “Old McDonald had a farm…” You see, when I visit my cousins They call me farm boy Because of where I live. Fields of golden love Planted with feeding labor That make hands go hard While dirt hugs their jeans. Iowa has corn and soy To feed the nation And feed your cars But we can’t seem To feed our farmer’s familias. My family raises chickens. And they eat all our scraps, Left overs, fall throughs, and Ya know, all that But that shouldn’t be How the people, Who put it on our tables, Should be eating. ...
Matthew Marroquín is a Salvadoran American writer, spoken word performer, and slam poet from the cornfields of Storm Lake, Iowa. He is the author of Guanaco Binge, a chapbook published with Read or Green Books. Marroquín’s writing reflects identity, culture, advocacy, and unheard or unvoiced perspectives. You can find more of Marroquín at
or by scanning the QR code below.
THANK YOU, FARMWORKERS We are grateful for the work you do to bring safe, high quality food to our communities! 515.331.3100 BankCSB.com
IT’S NEVER BEEN EASIER TO KNOW WHAT WE DO.
Over the past year, we went through an in-depth strategic planning process. As an organization, we identified a need to help the public know what we do and who we serve. We are excited to officially launch our updated logo and tagline.
Our Board of Directors Melissa Garcia
State Monitor Advocate Iowa Workforce Development
Rebecca Prescott Marketing Manager Peoples Bank
Consultant Maher & Maher
Erik Dominguez Owner Speak Up Stories
Hijinio Carreon, DO Chief Medical Executive Mercy One
Director of Worker Rights & Protection Project Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
Michelle Mackel-Wiederanders Assistant City Attorney City of Des Moines
John Van Ginkel Audit Associate RSM
Rebecca Kubacki Retired Indiana Resident
Retired Public Health Professional
Juan Ayala-Roman CPA Lutz & Company, P.C
Presents from Proteus is an event serving the Des Moines, IA community in making sure kids and their families have presents to unwrap and food in their fridges around the holidays. Help us make the holiday season a great one for these kiddos by donating through One Cause under the Presents from Proteus impact level.
Lina Michelle Hernandez Indiana Farmworker of the Year
Indiana Legal Services Indiana Partner of the Year
James Berg Nebraska Farmworker of the Year
Nebraska Migrant Education (Pictured- Sue Henry)
Nebraska Partner of the Year
T.Bells Detasseling Iowa Partner of the Year
Dolores Garza Iowa Farmworker of the Year
HAVE YOU DONE FARMWORK? If you or someone you know has done farmwork in the past two years, Proteus Inc. has services that will empower you to achieve personal and professional goals. Find out if you qualify by hovering over the QR code with your smartphone camera or fill out the form HERE.
Farmworkers trained in health and safety
Farmworkers benefited from education assistance and job training
Farmworkers received COVID-19 testing
Farmworkers received healthcare
Families were provided 1.1M in partnership w/ Iowa Immigrant Community Fund partners
Families received access to food
Services provided through the National Farmworker Jobs Program and Agricultural Health Program.
SPONSORS PRESENTING HY-VEE
GRAND AVITA PHARMACY NATIONWIDE
PROMOTER TITO’S HANDMADE VODKA LOLA’S FINE HOT SAUCE IOWA PORK PRODUCERS SIMONSON AND ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS ANONYMOUS
SUPPORTER COMMUNITY STATE BANK BANKERS TRUST DORIA TRADING INTERNATIONAL KUM & GO TOM’S AUTO SALES BUSINESSOLVER UNITYPOINT HEALTH DES MOINES GALLAGHER DANIEL ZINNEL REBECCA KUBACKI IOWA’S LATINO HERITAGE FESTIVAL MERCYONE
PARTNER IOWA ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL MOM’S MEALS AMERIGROUP IOWA DES MOINES UNIVERSITY DR. CARREON IVAN WEBER JESSICA TAYLOR ERWIN & JAMES ERWIN DALLAS SANDERS DUSTIN LAMBERT & KATE HIGHTSHOE
FRIEND PEOPLES BANK VERIDIAN CREDIT UNION GLORIA VERMIE SHELLIE MACKEL BRAD ANDERSON THERESA KEHOE MARK AND JANET ROSENBURY LINDA LYNCH CRUISER ELECTRIC
IN-KIND LUCKY LOTUS HERNANDESIGN CO. BUSINESS RECORD DES MOINES ART CENTER
FEATURED SPEAKER: JUSTIN FAVELA Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, and known for large-scale installations and sculptures that manifest his interactions with American pop culture and the Latinx experience, Justin Favela has exhibited his work both internationally and across the United States. His installations have been commissioned by museums including the Denver Art Museum in Colorado and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Arkansas. He is the recipient of the 2021 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship. Favela hosts two culture-oriented podcasts, “Latinos Who Lunch” and “The Art People Podcast.” He holds a BFA in fine art from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
JUSTIN FAVELA: CENTRAL AMERICAN Art Exhibition
Justin Favela’s exuberant art is inspired by Latinx culture, art history, and food rendered in layer upon layer of vibrant strips of paper. Favela’s technique recalls piñatas and party decorations — ephemeral forms that signify joy and celebration. The exhibition’s subtitle, Central American, contains multiple meanings, suggesting the artist’s heritage, Iowa’s place in the middle of America, and the strong presence of Central Americans in our state and within the agricultural industry upon which our economy depends. Learn more about the exhibit and plan your visit by hovering your smartphone camera over the QR code.
THANK YOU SILENT AUCTION PARTNERS Lynch BBQ Elan Spa, Elle Wyant Zinnel Farms Suzanna de Baca, BPC Jordan, Grade A Gardens Trixie’s Salon Inspiring Adventures, LLC. Hernandesign Co.
Whole hog Facial Fireside winery experience Iowa harvesting experience BPC 1 yr subscription 1/2 CSA for a Year 1 hr massage 2 night stay in Okoboji Exclusive Farmwork Art Piece
CONTENT PRODUCTION DEFT Productions Jody Stutzman Nebraska Migrant Education Kim Parnell James Berg Chelsi Barraza Dolores Garza Naomi Marroquin T.Bells Detasseling Rodrigo Pintor Dana Cowsert
Indiana Legal Services Jesusa Rivera Darlene Rodriguez Lina Hernandez Johnny Alcivar Cristina DePriest Katrina Oaklander Amy Kemp Justin Favela Matthew Marroquin Des Moines Art Center
INDIANA COLLINS, RANDALL COWSERT, DANA RANSOM, LAURIE RIVERA, JESUSA SONDERBORG, MIRIAM STUTSMAN, MELYNDA VASQUEZ, MAIRA
Regional Director Case Manager Case Manager Case Manager Case Manager Case Manager Case Manager
ALCIVAR, JOHNNY ARROYO, GRICELDA BARRAZA, CHELSI BELISMELIS, MARIA BESTE, CARLA COPPER, MELISSA DEPRIEST, CRISTINA DIAZ, LUIS HERNANDEZ-WELLS, JACQUELINE JOHNSON, CAROLINE KENTNER, RAQUEL LOPEZ, JOSEFINA MADRIGAL, JAIRO MARSHALL, RITA MENDOZA, LEYDY MINDEN - SEBASTIAN, MARIA MURPHY, LINDSEY NAAKTGEBOREN TRYGSTAD, LACEY ZINNEL, DANIEL HIZEL, BRIANNA ORTIZ-DIAZ, JESUS PERRY, CATALINA RETLEFF, HELEN RUDE, MELISSA WINKEL, MATTHEW CHARKOWSKI, RYAN GABRIELSON, JULIE KUNCH, SARAH MARROQUIN, NAOMI OAKLANDER, KATRINA TAGGART, PATRICK VANIS, JAMIE WELLS, ABAGAIL
Director of Workforce Programs Health Project Coordinator Health Care Team Lead Program Specialist Chief Financial Officer Migrant Health Program Assistant Registered Nurse Health Care Team Lead Accounting Specialist Migrant Health Clinical Director Case Manager Marketing & Communication Coord. Referral Coordinator Accountant HR/Payroll Coordinator Office Assistant Interim Agricultural Health Director Agricultural Health Director Chief Executive Officer Case Manager Health Care Team Lead Program Specialist Family Nurse Practitioner Case Manager Regional Director Case Manager Family Nurse Practitioner Program Specialist Health Care Team Lead Case Manager Director of Operations Case Manager Case Manager
Indiana Kokomo Vincennes South Bend Columbus Columbus Muncie
IOWA Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Des Moines Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Fort Dodge Iowa City Iowa City Iowa City Iowa City Iowa City Iowa City Iowa City Iowa City
NEBRASKA BUENO, DIANA LEWIS, JENNIFER PARNELL, KIMBERLY RAMIREZ, JESUS TAMARA SCHINSTOCK, MARIA KAUFMAN, KRISA ORTEGA, PAULINA STUTZMAN, JODY
Case Manager Regional Director Case Manager Program Specialist Case Manager Case Manager Case Manager Regional Director
Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln North Platte North Platte North Platte
2021 SPONSORS: Thank you for your support!
Without our sponsors and donors, our programs and events would not be possible.
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