Kurt Petersen

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Kurt Petersen

1992 Global Fellow
Founder of Farm Workers Democracy Education Center

Kurt Petersen 1992 Global Fellow


Kurt Petersen graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1987, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1992. Upon graduation from law school, Kurt joined the United Farm Workers of Washington State in Sunnyside, Washington as an Organizer. Since 1995, Kurt has been with UNITE HERE, and is a national UNITE HERE Organizing Director and a Vice President of UNITE HERE Local 11.

  • 1992
  • Global Fellow
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • North America
  • United States

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