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Published: Saturday, 5/13/2006

Velasquez to speak at ministry event

Baldemar Velasquez, president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, will speak on the topic of The Church in the World at the Toledo Area Ministries Spring Assembly Thursday night at Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Velasquez, founder and president of FLOC, is the son of migrant farm workers who began working in the tomato and berry fields when he was 6 years old.

Toledo Area Ministries is an ecumenical group that seeks to help people in need, promote justice, and build community in northwest Ohio.

The Spring Assembly starts at 7 p.m. at the church, 640 Indiana Ave., and will include light refreshments and music. Registration is $5. Information is available by phone, 419-242-7401, or online at www.tamohio.org.

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