The CIW (The Coalition of Immokalee Workers) is coming to campus on Thursday November 5 at 2PM in the 900 Room to discuss the important and necessary human rights work they do for farm laborers. Although we may discuss the sustainability of food itself in our society, even less is known about the human rights abuses against the people who provide that food, our farm laborers.
The CIW is a grassroots labor organization that has developed a remarkable program to end poverty and exploitation in the tomato fields of Florida. The Fair Food Program asks large retailers like supermarkets and fast food restaurants to pay just a penny more per pound of tomatoes and to refuse to buy tomatoes from farms with human rights violations.
You can learn more about their work through this link: http://www.foodchainsfilm.com.
The CIW is embarking on its #MyPublixStory North Carolina Tour from Oct. 29 to Nov. 8, and will be stopping by Charlotte (near Davidson) for a few days. During the tour they will be engaging with various students and community members and are looking to get people to come to their FREE screening of their award-winning documentary on November 5 at 7PM at Carolina Cinemas, as well as organizing a Publix protest on the 7th.
For more information, please contact Joe St.James Lopez.