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Local labor organizations and civil rights groups will sponsor a seminar on immigration reform Friday to kick off a weekend of nationwide events for the National Campaign of Dignity and Respect for Immigration Reform.

Speaking at 1 p.m. in SEIU-199 United Healthcare Workers East, 2421 Main St., will be Richard Lipsitz Jr., president of the WNY Area Labor Federation; Peter DeJesus, president of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement; and John A. Curr III, director of the Western Regional Office of the New York Civil Liberties Union.