Sunday, November 4, 2007

AUSTIN: Benefit - Indy Films, BK Brand-Busting, and Son Jarocho -- NOV 9

Benefit for SFA :: Indy Short-Films, BK Brand-Busting, and Son Jarocho
Monkeywrench Books, Friday, November 9th, 6-9PM


Please join the Student/Farmworker Alliance—ATX for a night of
multimedia and culture. Recently returned Austinite, Brent Perdue, will
screen short-films about the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and SFA
produced during his time in Immokalee, Florida. Local youth, April Kaplowitz
and Kate Kelly, from area high schools will break down Burger King's branded
image in an interactive presentation. And local band, Son Sin Nombre, Sin Nombre Son,
will play a set of son jarocho, a traditional musical style of Veracruz, Mexico.

Light refreshments will be served and a donation is requested. This is
an all-ages event.

The event will be held in the backyard of Monkeywrench Books Friday,
November 9th between 6 and 9PM. Monkeywrench Books is located on 110 E.
North Loop.


As the CIW explains, "Today, in the wake of the Yum Brands and
McDonald’s agreements, we stand on the threshold of a more modern, more
humane agricultural industry in Florida. Yet, facing this historic
opportunity, Burger King seems to have chosen business as usual over
progress, continued exploitation over justice. It is time for Burger
King to seize the moment and stand with Florida's tomato pickers in our
fight for fundamental human rights in the fields."

Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) is a national network of students and
youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and
modern-day slavery in the fields. We work in alliance with the Coalition
of Immokalee Workers, a membership-led organization of mostly Latino,
Haitian, and Mayan Indian low-wage immigrant workers based in Southwest
Florida. Together we won the four-year Taco Bell Boycott in 2005 and
McDonald's campaign in 2007. We're building on these victories by taking
on Miami-based Burger King to address human rights violations in its
tomato supply chain. Our work in Austin began in 2001, making us one of
the longest-active cities in the national SFA network.
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Monkeywrench Books, Friday, November 9th, 6-9PM
Benefit for SFA :: Indy Short-Films, BK Brand-Busting, and Son Jarocho

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