Share the Wealth This Sunday with Ale Vázquez and Vitina Pestello
by Mark Chmiel
For our next Share the Wealth gathering, Ale and Vitina will share their experiences working with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Fair Food Program.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ (CIW) Fair Food Program is a unique partnership among farmers, farmworkers, and retail food companies that ensures humane wages and working conditions for the workers who pick fruits and vegetables on participating farms. It harnesses the power of consumer demand to give farmworkers a voice in the decisions that affect their lives, and to eliminate the longstanding abuses that have plagued agriculture for generations.
The Program has been called “the best workplace-monitoring program” in the US in the New York Times, and “one of the great human rights success stories of our day” in the Washington Post, and has won widespread recognition for its unique effectiveness from a broad spectrum of human rights observers, from the United Nations to the White House.”
Sunday 9 November
Potluck dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
Vitina and Ale begin sharing at 6:45
At the home Of Brooke Adams
4540 Chouteau Avenue
Forest Park Southeast
(If possible, park on Taylor or the 4400 block of Chouteau
Due to limited parking passes)