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Get active this Int’l Food Workers Week November 23-29! Learn, reflect and take action to support food workers.

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This year marks the 3rd Annual International Food Worker Week (IFWW) from November 23-29, started by the Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA) in 2012. 2014 is also the 5th Anniversary of the FCWA. IFWW is a week of events and actions designed to educate consumers about the challenges facing food system workers and to encourage them to take actions to support food workers.

The focus of this year’s International Food Workers Week is Food Worker Heroes – everyday food workers who are organizing to stop child labor, to end the use of pesticides, and the militarization of communities from the U.S.-Mexico Border to Ferguson, and food workers who are organizing for living wages for all and access to healthy affordable food. To help promote this year’s International Food Workers Week, we have published a poster with an image of the Food Chain Avengers that will be visible in many high-road food businesses and organizations around the U.S. (you can order a poster here).

A host of events and activities are being planned around the country ranging from movie screenings of the documentary “Food Chains” , coming out in theaters nationwide on November 21, to the release of the FCWA’s new comic book “Food Chain Avengers” (order copies in English and/or Spanish here), over 1800 Black Friday actions by OUR Walmart workers and supporters, Campaign for Fair Food actions, and many others. Actions, online and in-person, are listed below!

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* Berkeley, CA – Food First, 11/19/14:

Join Food First for a screening of the short documentary Hungry for Justice: Spotlight on the South. This film provides a snapshot of the issues that farmers and farmworkers face within our current food system, through the story of one southern farm’s commitment to social justice. Food First’s Eric Holt-Gimenez, the California Policy Institute’s Gail Wadsworth, and the Agricultural Justice Project’s Vanya Goldberg will speak afterwards.

NOV 19, 2014 , 6:30PM- 8:30PM| LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER, Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA

* Lancaster, PA - CATA- Farmworker Support Committee, 11/20/14:

ETHOS (Haverford’s food justice group) is hosting a film screening of Hungry for Justice and a presentation by CATA - The Farmworker Support Committee, in conjunction with Ehaus’s Grand Thanksgiving Dinner. 

Thursday, Nov. 20th at 7pm* ,*dinner at 6:30pm, Haverford College Ehaus, Apt. #15 Hannum Drive, First Floor, Lancaster, PA 19041

* Los Angeles – Food Chain Workers Alliance, 11/20/14:

Special free screening for high school youth of Food Chains – invite only

* New York City – Food Chain Workers Alliance & Coalition of Immokalee Workers, 11/22/14:

Food Chains Film premiere and Food Chain Avengers comic book release

Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1:00pm – 4:00pm The Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

* Los Angeles – Food Chain Workers Alliance, 11/23/14

with co-hosts: the Economic Justice Committee of All Saints Church in Pasadena, Fair Trade LA, the LA Food Policy Council & LA Kitchen

Food Chains Film premiere and Food Chain Avengers comic book release

Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm in PST Laemmle Playhouse 7673 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91101

Followed by a panel with Lupe Gonzalo, Coalition of Immokalee Workers member; LA Kitchen; Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles, OUR Walmart SoCal, Warehouse Worker Resource Center

* Irvine, CA - Student Farmworker Alliance, 11/24/14:

Food Chains Film premiere

Monday, November 24 at 7:00PM at Starplex Cinemas Irvine Woodbridge Movies 5, 4626 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, CA, US, 92604 – FCWA will be there to sell comic books! And Lupe Gonzalo, Coalition of Immokalee Workers member, will also be at this screening.

* Emeryville, CA (near Oakland) – California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS), 11/24/14:

Food Chains Film premiere and Food Chain Avengers comic book release

Monday, November 24 at 7:00PM at AMC Bay Street 16 
5614 Bay Street suite 220, Emeryville, CA, US, 94608 

Followed by a short panel with CIRS, OUR Walmart, and the Teamsters Joint Council No. 7

Events:

*Apoka, FL- Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF), 11/19/2014:

Teach in at Apoka Elementary School, it will be a fun and informative hour of activities with the kids about farmworkers, the work they do, the clothes they have to wear and protection from pesticides.

Online Actions:

Farmworker Association of Florida Sign the petition advocating for drivers licenses for residents in FL, including undocumented immigrants.  You can sign the petition by going to their website at www.floridafarmworkers.org

Our Walmart:  Sign the petition to support Walmart workers’ demand for $15/hr wage and full-time hours.

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United: Sign the petition to expose the National Restaurant Association’s influence on Capitol Hill and raise worker voices!

* International Labor Rights Forum: Many of the farmers who grow cocoa live in abject poverty, and child labor is still a serious problem. Go to http://laborrights.org/ to learn more and take action.

* Farmworker Association of Florida and the Pesticide Action Network of North America: Send a message to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is currently deliberating revisions to the Worker Protection Standard (WPS), the only federal rules designed specifically to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure. Please join us in calling for a stronger WPS!

In-person Actions:

Our Walmart Black Friday Protests:

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FCWA will be at:

* NYC’s Black Friday ActionRSVP Here! 

Friday, November 28at 9:00am – 12:00pm

2100 88th Street, North Bergen NJ, 07047

* SO CAL BLACK FRIDAY WALMART PROTEST!

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28th at 1130AM!

Walmart at 151 E 5th Street in Long Beach, CA

 

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AUSTIN, TX

Wendy’s Protest  Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 PM

619 S I H 35 (Intersection of E 7th St.and I-35 Access Rd.)

Austin, TX 78702

Contact: drealejandraortiz@gmail.com

BONITA SPRINGS, FL 

Publix Protest Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2PM

Publix at Center of Bonita Springs

51d07c2e22eaf442e25cb46670e0893b3304 Bonita Beach Rd.

Bonita Beach Rd & US 41

Bonita Springs, FL

contact: claire@interfaithact.org

DALLAS, TX

Wendy’s Protest Saturday, Nov. 22 at 11 AM

1800 N. Belt Line Rd

Mesquite, TX 75149

Contact: claudia@sfalliance.org

DENVER, CO

March and Vigil to Wendy’s  Friday, Nov. 28 TBD

Immediately after Friday evening screening

March from SIE Film Center (2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206) to Wendy’s (1 mile away – 857 E Colfax Ave)

To protest refusal of Wendy’s refusal  to join the Fair Food Program

Contact: yaissy@allianceforfairfood.org

IRVINE, CA 

Wendy’s Action – “Boot the Braids” Monday, Nov. 24 at 4:30 PM

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Irvine, CA 92697

Gathering by the Cross-Cultural Center

Contact: natali@sfalliance.org

MIAMI, FL

March to Publix  Saturday, Nov 22 at 3:30 PM

March from Coral Gables Art Cinema directly after screening to Publix at:

2551 Le Jeune Rd

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Contact: joe@sfalliance.org

NYC 

* Wendy’s Vigil Friday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 PM (Following 7:45 PM screening at Quad Cinema)

Union Square Wendy’s

20 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003Workers+Activists+Protest+Outside+Trader+Joe+lf1RMPj8r9bl

contact: jake@justharvestusa.org

Wendy’s March  Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3 PM

Meet at Union Square Wendy’s

20 E 14th St, New York, NY 10003
contact: jake@justharvestusa.org

ORLANDO, FL

Publix Protest Sunday Nov. 23 at 4:30 PM

Publix at Lake Eola – 400 E Central Blvd

Contact: claire@interfaithact.org

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Wendys_founders3

March for Farmworker Justice Saturday, Nov. 29 at 3:30pm

Immediately after Sat. matinee Spanish screening

March from Roxie (3117 16th St., San Francisco, CA) to Foods Co (8 blocks away)

To protest refusal of Kroger (parent co. of Foods Co) to join the Fair Food Progra

Contact: elena@interfaithact.org

TAMPA, FL 

Publix Protest Saturday, Nov. 22 at 5:30pm

Publix Supermarket at Twelve Oaks Plaza0

7018 W Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

Contact: joe@sfalliance.org

WASHINGTON DC 

Vigil for Farmworker Justice (focused on Wendy’s) Saturday, Nov. 22 at 6 pm

GW Plaza – Foggy Bottom Metro Station

Contact: marley@ciw-online.org

WEST PALM BEACH, FL 

March to Publix  Monday, Nov. 24 at 5 pm

March from Muvico Parisian 20 & IMAX (545 Hibiscus St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401) to Publix

Contact: laurenmaunus@gmail.com