WHEN: Wednesday, November 15th, 2017. 12:00- 1:30 PM
WHERE: Sociology Department (Columbia University), 509 Knox Hall, 606 W. 122nd Street
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), an innovative and exciting organization of agricultural workers from Florida, is visiting New York City this fall as part of its Harvest Without Violence campaign. The campaign is intended to spotlight the problem of sexual violence in agricultural work and to promote the organization's Fair Food Program and its success at preventing such violence. In order to expand the Fair Food Program's human rights protections, they seek a commitment from Wendy's--the only major fast food chain still not participating in the Program.
On November 15th, worker leaders from the Coalition will visit Columbia to speak about their work. Joining them are Jennifer Hirsch, Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia and a leading expert in gender, sexuality, and immigrant rights; and Kathleen Griesbach, a doctoral student in sociology studying precarious work. They will be discussing the connections between sexual violence in agricultural work and in other institutional contexts.
Prior in the week, on Monday, November 13th from 9am to 6pm, the CIW will be displaying its interactive "Harvest without Violence Mobile Exhibit" about preventing sexual violence in agriculture in Low Plaza on Columbia's campus. The exhibit is open to the public.
INFORMATION: For more information, please email Sam Lutzker at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This event is FREE and open to the public.