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"Food Chains" Film Screening and Panel Discussion

When Apr 19, 2018
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where 112 Kern Building
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Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past three decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions.

Yet many take no responsibility for this. The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

Following the showing of the movie, there will be a panel discussion that includes experts featured in the film.Panelists include Enrique Balcazar, dairy worker, organizer and educator, Migrant Justice’s Milk with Dignity Program and Gerardo Reyes, farmworker and organizer, Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The discussion will be facilitated by Tiffany Finck-Haynes, M.P.S program in Labor and Global Workers’ Rights, School of Labor and Employment Relations.