April 2010 Archives

From Field to Table: Workers in the Food System Making Change

Date: Monday, April 26, 2010
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Saint Paul Public Library,
Riverview Branch
1 E. George St, West Saint Paul

Join the University of Minnesota's Department of Chicano Studies and Centro Campesino in discussing the current agricultural system from a global, national and local lens. Learn more about farmworker efforts and local structures that lead to a more just food system.

Guest Speakers:

- Ernesto Velez Bustos, Community Organizer at Centro Campesino
- Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Director of the Rural Enterprise Center, Founder of the Fair Trade Federation, Creator of Peace Coffee
- Erik Esse, Membership and Marketing Director of IFP (Independent Feature Project) Minnesota
- Lisa Sass Zaragoza, Outreach Coordinator, University of Minnesota Department of Chicano Studies

Arrive at 6:30 to purchase products in support of farmworker organizing, learn more about the cause and participate in an interactive trivia session. Fair trade coffee and cookies will be served.

This event is part of an annual series of events entitled: "Untold Stories" presented by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library. This year the theme is food production and the struggle for justice; the people who put food on our tables.

Here is the link to the full webpage:
http://www.thefriends.org/untold.htm.

This event is free to the public, all are welcome!

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