What: Come to this exciting panel focused on workers organizing for justice in the food chain! Edwin Cisco, a leader of the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia, will speak about his union's organizing efforts with workers on palm oil-producing plantations in his country (did you know that palm oil is in much of the food we eat?). He will be joined by a member of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) of D.C. A leader of OUR Walmart has also been invited to speak. The panel will be moderated by the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF).
The panel will be followed by a reception with light food and drinks.
This event is a joint fundraiser for the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia and the Food Chain Workers Alliance, a national coalition of unions, workers centers, and advocacy organizations throughout the food system. ROC and ILRF are both founding members of the Alliance.
Thank you to the AFL-CIO for providing the space for this panel.
When: April 8th, 430-7pm
Where: AFL-CIO 815 16th Street, N.W.Washington, DC 20006
More info: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/field-to-fork-food-worker-justice-panel-reception-tickets-10866059677