One of the most inspiring contemporary examples of how immigrant rights and worker rights intersect is the story of the Immokalee Workers.
Learn about the heroic story of a small group of migrant workers who successfully overcame modern-day slavery in the agricultural fields of the U. S. by taking on major fast-food restaurant and food service chains. Join them in their ongoing efforts to pressure major supermarket chains to enforce codes of conduct with their suppliers that will extend protections to agricultural workers in the Southeast.
Ricky Baldwin, Field Staff and Organizer, SEIU Local 73, and longtime social justice activist in the Champaign-Urbana area, will facilitate a multi-media presentation on the Immokalee workers.
Where: Channing Murray Foundation; 1209 W. Oregon; Urbana
When: Oct. 27th, 2012; 2 to 4 pm
This event is organized by Central Illinois Jobs with Justice.
Co-sponsors include: C-U Immigration Forum, Channing Murray Foundation, University YMCA, Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church.