Sunday, April 24, 2011

Student / Farmworker Alliance Rally - Emancipation Day

It was a cold and rainy Emancipation Day, but that didn't stop the Progressive Student Union from marching in solidarity with the Coalition of Immolakee Workers!

The Student / Farmworker Alliance is demanding that Giant sign an agreement with the CIW to ensure that no slavery is used in picking the tomatoes sold by the supermarket. By signing with the CIW, Giant would join the ranks of many large corporations, such as Whole Foods and McDonalds, to end modern day slavery and poverty wages in Flordia's tomato fields.

Shout outs to the Georgetown Solidarity Committee and the DC Fair Food Network for coordinating this event!

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