October 30, 2015
Food Chains screenings, protests coming to Charlotte Nov. 5 / 7
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a worker-based human rights organization known for its groundbreaking Fair Food Program and anti-slavery campaigns, will be in Charlotte Nov. 5-7 to promote the documentary film Food Chains and to protest grocery chain Publix over its refusal to meet with farmworkers to discuss abuses in their supply chain.
Join farmworkers and Charlotte allies for a free screening of Food Chains at the Carolina Cinemas Charlotte on Thursday, Nov. 5 and a spirited protest at Publix on Saturday, Nov. 7.
What: Food Chains Screening at Carolina Cinemas Charlotte
When: Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 PM
Where: 9630 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270
What: Publix Protest
When: Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 PM
Where: 2222 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203
More info from the Facebook event page:
The CIW’s Fair Food Program, through which farmworkers are experiencing increased wages, freedom from sexual harassment and discrimination, and other never-before-seen rights, has just this summer expanded to North Carolina for the first time. And at the same time, Publix Supermarkets is aggressively expanding into North Carolina — yet for six years, they have refused to even meet with farmworkers to discuss taking responsibility for abuse of farmworkers’ rights in their supply chain, even while Walmart, Fresh Market, Stop and Shop, Giant, and other competitors have done so. For more information, visit www.ciw-online.org.