Justice for NY Farmworkers!
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 –
New York Civil Liberties Union and WESPAC Foundation