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Sunday
Oct
9
2016
Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
“Is Your Food Fair? A Conversation at the Intersection of Racial, Labor, and Food Justice.” Join us for dinner with members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and local activists as they discuss the intersections between the food system, racial justice, and labor rights. The CIW will give a presentation followed by small group discussions about how we can support their work and as well as each others’ in Ann Arbor. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization. CIW’s work started in 1993 and has been reinforced with the creation of a national consumer network since 2000. The CIW’s national Campaign for Fair Food educates consumers on the issue of farm labor exploitation – its causes and solutions – and forges alliances between farmworkers and consumers in an effort to enlist the market power of major corporate buyers to help end that exploitation. The CIW has been highly lauded by a number of organizations from a diversity of fields, including the Roosevelt Institute, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the U.S. State Department. The CIW's innovative approach has been extraordinarily successful in improving wages and working conditions for farmworkers. We will have tables for fliers and are encouraging people to bring literature from their own groups. Please note a light dinner will be served with vegan and gluten free options. https://www.facebook.com/events/316651242030462/