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Labor Center hosts screening, discussion of ‘Food Chains’

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The Washington State Labor Education and Research Center is proud to present its spring Race + Labor Film Series. Each month, the Labor Center will host a digital screening of a landmark film that highlights the intersection of racial identity and class struggle and they are kicking off the series at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 with Food Chains (2014) by Sanjay Rawal.

Executive Produced by Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) and Eric Schlosser (Food Inc, Fast Food Nation), Food Chains exposes the abuses rampant in farm labor in the United States and reveals the forces behind that exploitation through the narrative of an intrepid group of tomato pickers in Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, who are battling the $4 trillion global supermarket industry — and winning.

After the film’s screening on Tuesday, please join the Labor Center for a community discussion via Zoom lead by Edgar Franks, Political Director of Familias Unidas Por la Justicia, and Laurel Fish, Lead Organizer and Strategic Coordinator for UFCW 1439’s Twin City Campaign.

The film will be screened on Twitch — a free, live broadcasting platform — and our discussion will be held via Zoom. If you need any help setting up a Twitch account, join us on Zoom 30 minutes before showtime (6 p.m.) for assistance.



Here is the film trailer for Food Chains.

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