Fair Food Events Human Rights From Farm To Plate

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Come learn about the history of food and farmworkers in the us and some of the current activism that is making the growing and selling of food more just, healthy and sustainable. We will screen Food Chains followed by a panel discussion. Before the screening, join rights groups in Fuller Hall between 5 - 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

In Food Chains, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.

There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.

Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets.

Before the screening, join rights groups in Fuller Hall between 5 - 6 PM. Light refreshments will be served.

After the panel discussion, there will be time for folks to go down to Fuller Hall for follow up discussion with exhibitors and light refreshments.

Discussion panel members will include
Leecia Anderson, Western Farm Workers Associations
Ramon Ramierz, PCNN (Woodburn-based farm workers union)
Ramilias Unidas por la Justicia (Washington-based farm workers union)
Andrea Lemoins, Jobs with Justice
Diana Foss, Urban Gleaners
and more.

Admission: $5-20 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of fund.

And as a follow up, join us also on Saturday, May 21, 11 am – 3 pm, WFWA office, 725 SE 7th Ave, Hillsboro Meet at the Western Farm Workers office in Hillsboro and caravan to some of the labor camps to meet and greet local farmworkers.

Contact Info:
Rev. Connie Yost
First Unitarian Church
Portland, Oregon
503-885-0155
revconnie@friendsstaywarm.org
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