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Viewing Party: Harvesting Change: Farmworker Rights, Organized by TEDxFruitvale

From EcologyCenter.org, “Viewing Party: Harvesting Change: Farmworker Rights, organized by TEDxFruitvale” Oct 2011.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mills College in Oakland is hosting the first ever TEDxFruitvale conference (an independently organized TED event) focused on Farmworker Rights. “Harvesting Change” will bring together farmworkers, farmers, activists, artists, students, professors, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs to celebrate the people upon whom we depend to harvest our food. In three sessions, titled Meet, Movement, and Money, 18 speakers will provide a 360-degree view of farmworkers today and throughout history; compare labor’s progress with other social justice movements; and end by discussing fair labor practices from a business standpoint. Three special musical guests will perform for each session. Sponsored by the Bon Appetit Management Company Foundation. You are invited to attend the viewing party, hosted by the Institute for Civic Leadership, Office of Student Activities, Diversity & Social Justice Resource Center, Lokey Net Impact at Mills College, the Mills Botanic Garden. As the conference itself is already filled up, this viewing party gives you the chance to view the conference live and be part of the discussion. Free, but you must RSVP online.


Time: 9am – 3:30pm.
Location: Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland.
Cost: Free, but you must RSVP.
Info: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dHhPT003WVJwSFBzSFNsQ3poYmZJVlE6MQ#gid=0.

Source: EcologyCenter.org, “Viewing Party: Harvesting Change: Farmworker Rights, organized by TEDxFruitvale” Oct 2011.

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