Thursday, May 13, 2010

Faith Leaders for Environmental Justice presents...

Farmworkers' Rights
and Preserving Small Farms:

A Conversation about the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

This Palestinian Life - Film Screening

May 20th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, Draesel Hall
316 East 88th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), New York, NY 10128

Suggested donation: $5-$20

No one will be turned away
for lack of funds.

The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act is a New York State bill that was intended to provide fair labor protections to farmworkers who were excluded from the federal fair labor laws enacted in 1939.
The legislation's opponents have argued that, in its current form, the bill is not fair to smaller farms, which predominate in New York State. This forum will explore how the rights of farmworkers can be ensured without endangering the livelihoods of small farmers.

Seating is limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Click here to register now.

Moderator: Lisa Sharon Harper, Executive Director, NY Faith & Justice
Panelists include :

  • Ms. Jody Bolluyt, farmer, Roxbury Farm, policy committee member for NOFA-NY
  • Dr. Margaret Gray, Assistant Professor, Adelphi University, currently completing a book manuscript about Hudson Valley agriculture, food politics, and farmworkers.
  • Ms. Lea Kone, Assistant Director of NOFA NY
  • Ms. Librada Paz, former farmworker for several decades, farmworker advocate
  • Mr. Martin Rodriguez, farmer/owner, Mimo Mex Farm
  • Reverend Richard Witt, Executive Director, Rural & Migrant Ministry
This event is co-sponsored by: Church of the Holy Trinity, Hunger Action Network of New York State. Just Food, New York City Coalition Against Hunger, New York Faith & Justice, NOFA-NY, Rural and Migrant Ministries, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) - Local 1500

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