December’s Farming for Justice discussion was led by Oscar Otzoy of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. This fall, farmworker leaders of the CIW are traveled virtually from Immokalee to join us on the Farming for Justice discussion group to educate the group about the struggle for essential farmworkers’ rights.

It is more pressing now than ever before to ensure enforceable protections and safety measures for essential farmworkers during COVID-19. In this video Oscar spoke about the groundbreaking protections of the award-winning Fair Food Program, and the urgency for corporations like Wendy’s to use their purchasing power to demand compliance with verifiable worker health and safety standards during the ongoing pandemic, and beyond.

Presenters:

Oscar Otzoy
Senior staff member and leader
Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)

Nova Friedman, Translator
Administrator and Historian
Alliance for Fair Food

To learn more about these efforts please visit the following links:

http://ciw-online.org/about/

http://www.allianceforfairfood.org/

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