Oct 9 2013

Harvesting Justice for Farmworkers

October 9, 2013

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Location

Latino Cultural Center, Lecture Center B2

Address

803 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607

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Presented by the UIC Latino Cultural Center

Have you ever wondered where your red, plump, juicy tomatoes come from?

Join the Latino Cultural Center in a rare opportunity to hear from the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in the historical and growing movement to end human rights abuses and poverty wages in Florida’s tomato fields. They will lead an interactive conversation on their campaign efforts to demand corporate restaurant responsibility to the farmworkers who supply their ingredients and to stop farm labor exploitation.

The SFA is a national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields.

The CIW is a community-based farmworker organization internationally recognized for its achievements in the fields of corporate social responsibility, community organizing, and sustainable food.

If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.

Co-sponsors: UIC Honors College and student organizations O.W.L.S. in C.U.S. and United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS)

Date posted

May 17, 2018

Date updated

Apr 14, 2020