Justice for NY Farmworkers
October 26, 2014 Panel Discussion at Fordham University-Westchester Campus, sponsored by Lower Hudson Valley Civil Liberties Union and WESPAC Foundation.
Gerardo Gutierrez, Rural & Migrant Ministry
Sarah Ahmed, Student Farmworker Alliance
Douglass DeCandia, Local Farmer for the Food Bank for Westchester
Guisela Marroquín, Community Organizer, Lower Hudson Valley NYCLU
October 26, 2014
Fordham University – Westchester Campus
White Plains, NY
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.
For more information:
Contact: LowerHudsonValley [at] NYCLU.org