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#MeToo and the Food on our Tables

Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 2 Adar 5778

1:15 PM - 2:15 PMSAJ Social Hall

Join farmworker leader Julia de la Cruz of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for a conversation about the realities of sub-poverty wages, sexual violence, and forced labor hidden in the supply chains that bring food to our families' tables. Julia will discuss the history of the CIW's movement for Fair Food and human rights, which has brought together farmworkers and consumers to harness the purchasing power of more than a dozen of the world's largest retail food companies. As a result, the CIW's farmworker-designed Fair Food Program has finally put an end to sexual harassment and assault for tens of thousands of workers. Julia will present on the Jewish community's support for Fair Food, including the #tomatorabbis' ongoing involvement in corporate campaigns to expand the Fair Food Program's reach in order to ensure that all workers are protected. Come learn how to support farmworker women's struggle for dignity and respect in the fields by marching alongside Florida farmworkers in New York City in a mobilization focused on fast-food holdout Wendy's. The Time's Up Wendy's March will take place on Thursday, March 15 starting at 5:00PM at Dag Hammarskj√∂ld Plaza.

 

Rabbi Lauren traveled to Imokalee, Florida to become a "Tomato Rabbi" through T'ruah: Rabbis for Human Rights and has shared about some her experience in the past, most recently writing an article highlighting the connection between farm worker rights and #metoo. https://forward.com/scribe/388174/this-thanksgiving-remember-the-women-who-harvest-your-food/

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