Feb. 26 screening of Food Chains, documentary about farm workers

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On Friday, Feb. 26 at 4pm in Kimmel Room 804 there will be a screening of Food Chains, the hard-hitting documentary that describes the conditions faced historically by farmworkers in the U.S. and how one group of tomato pickers from Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has successfully partnered with consumers, growers, and 14 multi-billion dollar retailers to transform the East Coast agricultural industry through the Fair Food Program — a proven, worker-led solution to abuse in U.S. agriculture.

A representative from the CIW will discuss the film in more detail, and to invite us to the CIW’s upcoming major mobilization that is kicking off right here in NYC next Thursday, March 3: the 2016 Workers’ Voice Tour!

On Thursday, March 3 at 4pm, dozens of Florida farmworkers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and hundreds of consumer allies from across New York will be marching to kick off the Workers’ Voice Tour to demand that Wendy’s, the only major fast food company that still refuses to commit to human rights for farmworkers, take responsibility for conditions in their supply chain and join the CIW’s Fair Food Program. We will begin with a huge rally on W 58th St. between 8th and 9th Ave (near Columbus Circle) to then take the message of farmworker justice straight to Wendy’s doorstep with a major march to the Park Ave offices of Wendy’s Chairman Nelson Peltz at Trian Partners, the fast food chain’s largest shareholder.  Learn more: Facebook event