Celebrating Five Years of Food Workers Rising!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join the Food Chain Workers Alliance at our anniversary party “Celebrating 5 Years of Food Workers Rising” on Wednesday July 16. In these past five years, there has been an increase in public awareness about food workers and many food workers have stood up courageously against injustice.
Karen Washington will be the keynote speaker at the event. Karen has lived in New York City all her life, and has been a resident of the Bronx for over 26 years. Since 1985 Karen has been a community activist, striving to make the New York City a better place to live. As a community gardener and board member of the New York Botanical Gardens, Karen has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens.
The night will be an opportunity for food workers, food justice advocates and eaters to connect. There will be heavy hor d’oeuvres and drinks.
The fundraiser party will be held at COLORS Restaurant, a worker-owned cooperative that sources local, sustainably produced food. You can purchase your tickets HERE. Your ticket includes one free drink and cash bar will be available as well.
Please support the FCWA by becoming a Sponsor or buying an Ad. Click here for the sponsorship/ad form. The deadline for Ad submissions is July 10.
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Thank you to our Co-Hosts:
FCWA Members: Brandworkers, Brooklyn Food Coalition, Rural Migrant Ministry, ROC NY, ROC United, Street Vendor Project and UFCW 1500.
Anthony Giancatarino, Program Manager at the Center for Social Inclusion
Hector Cordero-Guzman, Professor at the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College
Nadia Johnson, Food Justice Program & City Farms Market Network Coordinator at Just Food
Audra Makuch, Executive Assistant at UFCW Region 1
Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, Outreach and Partnerships Manager, Global Movements Program at Why Hunger
Krishnendu Ray, Chair of Food Studies at New York University
Anim Steel, Director at Real Food Generation
Kolu Zigbi, Program Director for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
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Food Chain Workers Alliance
is a national coalition of worker-based organizations whose members plant, harvest, process, pack, transport, prepare, serve, and sell food, organizing to improve wages and working conditions for all workers along the food chain.