Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Rollins College kicked off National Farmworker Awareness Week (March 24-31, 2013) with an early showing of Sanjay Rawal's documentary, FOOD CHAINS, which, in the director’s words, explores the state of labor within the agriculture sector in the US and the immoral practices that affect the lives of countless thousands of farm workers.
 Many areas of Florida are portrayed in his film as are interviews with former Lake Apopka farmworkers Geraldine Matthew, Linda Lee, and Betty Dubose.

   You can view a portion of the film on the internet at:

Other events planned for National Farmworker Awareness Week this week are:

            3/26/13  9am presentations and hands-on in the Community Garden at the Arboretum.
            3/28/13  10am YAYA tabling at  'Produce on the Patio' at UCF Student Union.
At Rollins:
            3/25/13  7:30pm screening of Food Chains, with panel discussion with the director
            3/27/13  4pm WPRK, 91.5, Rollins Radio station, 
                          Discussion on Farmworker issues
            3/27/13  5pm, viewing of film: ViVa La Causa!
            3/28/13  4pm film: Harvest of Dignity, and panel discussion on immigration reform.
 All above are at the Suntrust Auditorium on Rollins campus, Winter Park, Fl.

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