COMING SOON: Our New Comic Book
‘Food Chain Avengers’!
Next month the Food Chain Workers Alliance will be releasing a comic book about food workers entitled Food Chain Avengers during International Food Workers Week Nov. 23-29, 2014. Luis DeLeon, a restaurant worker and member of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of Chicago, wrote the backstory for the comic book. He created five characters, each representing one of the five main sectors of the food system, and he called them theFood Chain Avengers.
FCWA has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to support the distribution and costs of releasing the comic book, along with discussion guides for youth, consumers, and food workers. You can support by donating today!
The Food Chain Avengers comic book uses examples drawn from real experiences by workers in their respective industries, and the five main characters of the story walk us through each of five sectors of the food chain: production, processing, distribution, retail, and food service. The comic book also exposes the exploitative nature of the industry vis-à-vis its workers, communities, and the environment. In addition, it tells the story of the struggle to victory.
Food Chain Avengers is illustrated and written by artist Jerel Dye. Jerel is an artist, illustrator, and designer based in Massachusetts. While in high school, he worked as a pizza chef. You can learn more about Jerel’s work at http://jereldye.com/blog/.
We need to raise $10K by Nov 15! Your donations will go to supporting the distribution of our comic book and help educate youth about food workers. Youth who participate in our release parties in NYC, Chicago and LA will get free copies of the comic book. We feel it’s important for youth to have tools to learn who is responsible for the food we eat each day.
Please support today and help millions of food workers share their stories!