Mark your calendars for a free screening of FOOD CHAIN$: The Revolution in America's Fields documentary on:
March 3, 2015, from 4pm to 6pm in theHatcher Graduate Library Gallery
The film focuses on a highly-lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida - the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States.
Harriet Teller, Manager of Stewardship and Events, Library Development for the U-M Library, recently traveled to Immokalee as part of a delegation to meet with the tomato workers. She will provide brief contextual remarks and introduce the film.
Materials related to the film's topic from the Joseph A. Labadie Collection will be on display, with staff on hand to answer any questions.
The Joseph A. Labadie Collection holds many primary source materials documenting the history of labor and other social movements. Often ephemeral and/or hard-to-find, the personal stories and grassroots materials illustrate the sometimes sobering and often triumphant actions undertaken by individuals whose singular voices may go unnoticed but whose collective roar is heard throughout history. The Labadie Collection's curator, Julie Herrada, endeavors to record the farm laborers' history of their struggles and successes to provide a lens into a group whose presence in the academy affords them historical relevance.