Justice for NY Farmworkers!

LHVCLU Farmworker Justice

The New York State Farmworker Fair Labor Act (S.1743/A.1792) will, when enacted, allow for basic labor protections many of us take for granted: overtime pay, disability insurance and the right to collective bargaining – rights which the New Deal guaranteed a most workers decades ago, excluding farmworkers. The individuals who cultivate and pick the items we consume daily deserve the same rights as the rest of us. Our speakers will reveal how food justice models can turn our meals into an act of activism and a way to preserve the dignity of our workers. Join us to learn more about how policy, or the absence of one, intersects with our daily living! Action items will be presented on how local efforts can make these reforms a reality.

 

Speakers:        Gerardo Gutierrez, NYC Justice for Farmworkers Campaign

                      Sarah Ahmed, Student Farmworker Alliance

                      Douglass DeCandia, Local Farmer for the Westchester Food Bank

                      Guisela Marroquín, Community Organizer, Lower Hudson Valley NYCLU

 

When:          Sunday, October 26

2:00 – 4:00PM

Where:        Fordham University – Westchester Campus

400 Westchester Avenue

West Harrison, NY 10604

RSVP:          Space is limited so please contact us at –

[email protected] or 914-997-7479

 

SPONSORED BY:

                           New York Civil Liberties Union and WESPAC Foundation

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