“Up, up, with the fair food nation,
Down, down, with the exploitation!”
by CIW marchers
If you want to see what social justice looks like in action check out what the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is up to right now. I should have posted this sooner but if anyone is interested in joining the march, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is in the midst of marching 200 miles from Ft. Myers to Lakeland, FL. Their destination is Lakeland, FL, to put pressure on Publix supermarkets corporate headquarters to sign the Fair Food Agreement that would give farmworkers, specifically tomato pickers in Florida, a 1¢ per pound increase in wages and other benefits currently denied many farm workers in the fields. I joined the march today in Sarasota, FL, and am hoping to march with them tomorrow in Bradenton, FL. They are currently ending day 8 of their 16 day march. I am working on doing a special post on the CIW but I realized I never gave a shout out to their march, in case there were any readers in the area that want to participate.