ACTION: Coalition of Immokalee Workers to Gainesville, October 24-25
Our good friends from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will be in Gainesville the weekend of October 24-25. They’ll be staying here with us at the Blue House. They are looking to speak to groups, especially churches, on Sunday morning, October 25. Read the blurb below:
“Farmworkers of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) will be visiting Gainesville on the weekend of Oct. 24th and 25th and are available to share in congregations about the conditions faced by farmworkers and how people of faith can join in improving them. They are available for Minute for Missions or a presentation after services or to share with youth or adults at religious education classes. The CIW is a community-based farmworker organization that has uncovered and assisted the US Department of Justice in prosecuting six cases of modern-day slavery in the Florida fields, freeing over 1,000 workers. Members of the CIW have been recognized with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, 2007 Anti-Slavery International Award, and the Cardinal Bernardin New Leadership Award. For more information or if you are interested in having a farmworker share with your congregation, please contact Brigitte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-986-0688.”
If anyone is interested, contact Brigitte.