Fairness for Farmworkers: A Private Screening of Food Chains

Policy Circle Briefing Series

Presented by the RAND Corporation and the Pardee RAND Graduate School

Official movie poster of Food Chains

Date:

February 11, 2015

Time:

5:30 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. – Screening
7:30 p.m. – Discussion
8:00 p.m. – Post-Event Reception

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Program

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

Moderator

Susan L. Marquis, Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School

Further Inquiries

This event is by invitation only. Contact policycircleevents@rand.org.