Congratulations Professor Armando Ibarra who was honored with the Joe Rody Labor Rights Award at the Voces de la Frontera Gala on Friday, September 16, 2022. Voces de la Frontera stated:
Armando has shown his leadership by proactively creating bridges between higher education in service to the struggle of low-wage immigrant workers and their families. Armando represents the Wisconsin Idea, which sees public schools not as an ivory tower but as a catalyst for bringing community resources to address community problems in a way that empowers and respects the dignity of working people.
About Joe Rody
Joseph “Joe” Rody was an early supporter and ally for Voces de la Frontera. Joe was a graduate of West Allis Central High School. He prided himself in being a mechanic and machinist and started CPR Tool Works in the early 1940’s. Joe owned and operated the auto dealership Greenfield Motors in West Allis from 1948 to 1990. Joe devoted much of his life to “making a more humanitarian world.” He was very active in many world peace, social justice and progressive political organizations and causes and was known for his fearless, outspoken and passionate approach to issues.