Coalition of Immokalee Workers Fair Food Parade and Concert

by Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice

On Saturday, March 21, Gainesville Coalition of Immokalee farm worker supporters will drive to St. Petersburg for a first-ever Fair Food Parade and concert. For those folks who traveled to Lakeland two years ago in support of the 100 farm workers and allies who fasted for a week at the Publix headquarters, or who joined us eight years ago in a march where hundreds joined in from all over the country for Fair Food and dignity for farm workers, it is time to celebrate.

Though we continue to protest at Publix and Wendy’s locally in an attempt to get those corporations to join the Fair Food tsunami, we are ready to celebrate the successes of pressuring 13 retail food giants to join the campaign, ensuring their commitment to better wages, working conditions, freedom from slavery and sexual exploitation of farm workers who work in their supply chain. We will also celebrate the plans for expansion of the Fair Food Program into other states and crops.

We will be leaving Gainesville by 8:30 am to arrive in time to join the parade at noon at Bartlett Park. The concert will start at 3 pm.

If you would like more information and to join us, please contact Sheila Payne, 831-334-0117,, or on Facebook at Gainesville’s Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice.

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