Food Justice/Comida Justa

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM in Unnamed Venue

A presentation/discussion with Migrant Justice. This Event will co-occur during the International Food Court. Get some chow and join the conversation which will be held in the lounge by the SALC office. There are approximately 1200-1500 migrants workers that sustain Vermont’s iconic dairy farms and turn profits for famous Vermont brands. Unlike with seasonal labor, dairy migrant farmworkers have no access to work visas, therefore most are undocumented. Workers typically work 60-80 hours per week and endure extreme isolation, often without a clear sense of where they are. Migrant Justice builds the voice, capacity, and power of the migrant farmworker community and engages community partners to organize for social and economic justice and human rights. If you’d like Migrant Justice to speak in our of your classes that day, please contact Brice Bird.