Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Encuentro Schedule!



February 4th-6th

New York City

Event Details:

Friday, February 4th at 6:30pm

Out of town guests arrive at the Commons to register, sign in and get all information they need for the weekend!

Coalition of Immokalee Workers Victory Party! Come Dance and Celebrate featuring Puerto Rican Bomba group- BombaYo!

The NYC Community Farmworker Alliance (CFA) is throwing a party to celebrate the recent victories of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. Come dance and celebrate! DJs spinning hip-hop, cumbia, salsa, son jarocho and live Puerto Rican bomba music by BombaYo! $5-$10 at the door to raise money for CFA's efforts to support the CIW. Accepting donations for tamales and drinks! CIW members will be there partying with us! Party to be held at 388 Atlantic Avenue at the Commons. The Commons is wheelchair accessible.

Saturday, February 5th at 9:00am
Northeast Regional Encuentro

Coalition of Immokalee Worker allies—represented by Student/Farmworker Alliance chapters, local Fair Food Groups, and Community/Farmworker Alliances—from all over the Northeast will gather for skill-shares, workshops, and strategy sessions around the Campaign for Fair Food. All workshops will be held at El Museo Del Barrio. Those new to CIW work are also invited to come spend the day learning and sharing. El Museo Del Barrio is wheel chair accessibile.

Dinner and Presentations on Organizing in New York City

Come to the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective community space and cultural center for a delicious dinner, and to learn about organizing happening in New York City. At 9:00pm we'll start to work on art for the action the next day. RDAC is not wheel chair accessible.

Sunday, February 6th at 9:00am
Action Preparation

Breakfast and finishing up banners, posters and chants for the action. Interactive workshop on how to make your actions fun, memorable, and inspirational. We will then head to the Union Square Trader Joe’s, where we will meet up with allies from all over New York City and march together. Taking place at 142 East 14th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Ave

12:00-2:30 March from Union Square Trader Joe’s to Chelsea Trader Joe’s. Dress as your best tomato and come out to let Trader Joe's know this is just the beginning!