Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CFA is hosting a Northeast Encuentro!

Very exciting news!

The Community Farmworker Alliance-NYC is hosting a Northeast Encuentro to take place February 4th-6th, 2011 in New York City. The Encuentro is a regional gathering of supporters and allies of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). The CIW is a worker-led organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian farmworkers working in the fields of Florida. They are fighting for higher wages and better working conditions.

Community, youth, student and faith allies work hand-in-hand with the CIW to drive their work at a national level. The Encuentro will be a space for these allies to:
  • Learn about the CIW's Campaign for Fair Food from CIW members and allies
  • Share ideas and meet cool people through fun workshops
  • Take action together at a demonstration at Trader Joe's
  • Connect through diverse musical traditions and art making
  • Prepare for a National CIW mobilization to take place in late February in Boston, Massachusetts.
For more information, please contact farmworkersolidarirty@gmail.com.