CPGC Social Justice Film Series- Food Chains

Thursday, October 25, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
STO STO 131 Stokes Auditorium
Event Type
Film
Contact
Keene, Stephanie
Department
Center for Peace and Global Citizenship
Link
https://ems-web.quaker.haverford.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=69379

About the film: There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.

Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger – earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this.

The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed – to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.


Join us for a shortened version of the film (run time 35 minutes) followed by a conversation with invited panelists.


Contact: Stephanie Keene sdkeene@haverford.edu

Co-sponsored by the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship and VCAM


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