Join Santiago Perez from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Marc Rodrigues from the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) who will be presenting the Campaign for Fair Food.
Come learn how students, community members, people of faith, and consumers can partner with farm-workers in this historical movement to end human rights abuses and poverty wages in tomato fields as we examine how to hold supermarket giants accountable to the profit they make from farm-worker exploitation.
More about our guest speakers:
Santiago Perez is originally from Guatemala and has been a farmworker in Immokalee for seven years. He recently became a staff member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The CIW is a community-based farmworker organization headquartered in Immokalee, Florida, with over 4,000 members. The CIW seeks modern working conditions for farmworkers and promotes their fair treatment in accordance with national and international human rights standards.
Marc Rodrigues is originally from New York and has lived in Immokalee for five years as a national organizer with the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA). SFA is a national network of students and youth organizing and working in partnership with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields.
To learn more about the CIW visit ciw-online.org.
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Sponsored by the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, the Student Farmworker Alliance, and Chicago Fair Food. Co-sponsored by The Public Square.
Free and open to the public. For more information please call 312.422.5580.
If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit ChicagoParkingMap.com.