Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Immokalee Workers To Protest At Capitol

Farm Workers To Deliver Petitions To Governor

IMMOKALEE, FL.-- Members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will travel to the Old Capitol steps in Tallahassee this March 9th to stage a creative protest designed to bring the reality of human rights violations in Florida's fields to the governor's doorstep.

According to a press release from the organization of workers, the CIW and allies will re-enact the facts of a recently prosecuted brutal slavery operation in a "popular theater" presentation "so Governor Crist can no longer turn his back on the crimes against human rights in this state's fields." 

The farmworker delegation will also deliver petition signatures gathered from the community of Immokalee and across the country to the governor's office calling on Governor Crist to take a stand against slavery and to meet with the CIW.

The workers will join religious leaders, students, human rights activists and community leaders from across the country to protest treatment of farm workers and bring attention to the subject of human slavery in Florida.

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