Northeast Tour 2008 – Public Events

Below is a partial list of the events planned for the Northeast Fair Food Tour 2008. Check back in the coming days as plans for more presentations and actions are finalized and we post them online:

Wednesday, December 3: Chapel Hill, NC
10:30am/ 11:00am Presentations at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill. Call 239-292-3431 for information.

Thursday, December 4: Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD
11am to 12:30pm: Brownbag lunch & discussion with the CIW. Co-sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights. At the SEIU building, 1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, Room 2006

Simultaneous events in Georgetown:

11:45am-12:45pm: Teach-in: “Farmworker Exploitation, Fast Food, and You.” At the ICC (Bunn Intercultural Center), Room 104, on the Georgetown University campus.


6pm: Dynamic presentation and discussion with United Workers and the CIW: “Low-wage workers and the struggle for human rights.” At the “2640” space, 2640 St. Paul St.

Friday, December 5: Philadelphia, PA

1:30pm: Community presentation & discussion with the CIW at the University of Pennsylvania, Irvine Auditorium (NW corner of 34th Street & Spruce Street), Room IRG07

Saturday, December 6: Boston, MA & Providence, RI

5:30pm: Community presentation & discussion with the CIW. At the Lucy Parsons Center, 549 Columbus Ave.


5pm Presentation (set up at 4:30)
Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE)

SFA contacts:
David Schwartz 401-527-8777
Will Lambek 401-489-0849

340 Lockwood St
Providence, RI 02907
Ph:(401) 351-6960

Sunday, December 7: New Haven, CT
Evening Celebration of Subway agreement with Connecticut allies. Details TBA. For more information call 239-986-0688.

Monday, December 8: New Haven/Milford, CT
12:30pm: Community presentation & discussion with CIW, at Yale Divinity School

Join Long Island Jobs with Justice, the Social Justice Alliance, and the
Presbyterian Church (USA) in inviting CIW members to Stony Brook
University on December 8 as a part of the Northeast Fair Food Tour!
*When: 3:00-4:30pm
*Where: Women’s Studies Colloquium Center, Old Chemistry Building, Stony Brook University.

7pm: Community presentation & discussion with CIW, at Yale Law School

Tuesday, December 9: NYC
12pm-2pm: Food, Farming, and Social Justice
Sponsored by Grassroots International, North Star Fund, and Small Planet Fund
At North Star Fund, 520 8th Avenue, 22nd Floor
“Join Anna Lappe from the Small Planet Fund and Lucas Benitez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for a stimulating conversation exploring some of the most pressing questions of our era.” To RSVP contact Deepa Philips, at or (646) 851-6385.

4pm: CIW presentation
At the Lower East Side Girls Club, 56 East 1st Street

7pm: Human Rights & Fair Food: NYC Community Presentation & Discussion with
the CIW (with special guest appearances from some of our NYC grassroots
At Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson Street (around the
corner from the church between Wash. Sq. South and West 3rd)

Wednesday, December 10: NYC
7pm: Small Planet Fund annual party and fundraiser celebrating the 60th
anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and honoring
the CIW.
At Colors Restaurant, 417 Lafayette St (just below Astor Place)
To order tickets:

7:30pm: Fair Food and Farmworkers: Open Presentation by the CIW
At the Church of the Holy Trinity (Sanctuary), 316 East 88th Street