Fairness for Farmworkers: A Private Screening of Food Chains
Policy Circle Briefing Series
Presented by the RAND Corporation and the Pardee RAND Graduate School
February 11, 2015
5:30 p.m. – Registration
Farmworkers form the foundation of our fresh food industry, but they are often exploited: robbed of wages, overworked, and, in extreme cases, beaten, sexually harassed, and even enslaved. The documentary Food Chains tells the story of a coalition of tomato workers in Florida who are working with buyers and growers to turn the worst agricultural labor conditions in the United States into the best. Food Chains brings to light the unique power of grocery stores and fast food outlets in this industry. Join us at the Creative Artists Agency for an exclusive viewing of the film and a post-screening conversation with executive producer Eric Schlosser—author of the best-seller Fast Food Nation—and farmers and activists presented in the film.
Lucas Benitez, Cofounder of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers
Jon Esformes, Operating Partner and Co-CEO, Pacific Tomato Growers
Eric Schlosser, Executive Producer, Food Chains; Author, Fast Food Nation
Susan L. Marquis, Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School
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