Join the Farmers Guild for a special screening of Food Chains, an honest and important look at one of the most vital links in our modern food chain: our fellow human beings in the fields growing and harvesting our food. Food Chains explores a grassroots labor organization, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) who have developed a remarkable program to end poverty and exploitation in the tomato fields of Florida. The Fair Food Program asks large retailers like supermarkets and fast food restaurants to pay just a penny more per pound of tomatoes and to refuse to buy tomatoes from farms with human rights violations.
At this event, we'll explore how the issues faced by farmworkers in the tomato fields of Florida relate to our own unique food community here in Northern California. After the screening, stick around for a guided conversation about the challenges faced by even small-scale, organic farmers to provide living wages, both to themselves as well as to their employees. What will it take for us to support farms--small and large, conventional and organic, here and abroad--in a way that honestly recognizes the true cost of food?
Tuesday April 7th at 6pm
The Sebastopol Grange Hall
6000 Sebastopol Ave, Sebastopol, CA
$5 for farmers & farmworkers, $10 for the general public
THIS REPLACES OUR MONTHLY GUILD POTLUCK
Snacks & Drinks will be available for purchase