On Friday, Jan 30, the board members of the National Farm Worker Ministry will interrupt their business meeting in south Florida to spend a day with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW). You are invited to join Edie Rasell, UCC Minister for Environmental Justice, and Rev. John Vertigan, our new UCC Florida Conference Minister, in this immersion experience -- to see, learn about, and experience a bit of what life is like in the tomato fields of south Florida.
A rough schedule of the day includes:
10 am - 11 am: Tour of Immokalee led by members of the CIW
11 am - Noon: Presentation by CIW on their struggle -- the past, present, and future
Noon – 1 pm: Lunch with CIW members (cost covered by the UCC in gratitude for your presence with us)
1 pm – 2 pm: Q & A with CIW members
2 pm – 4 pm: Meet with a tomato grower who participates in the Fair Food Program
You are also invited to join the board for dinner in Ft. Myers, location to be determined.
To participate or for more information, please respond to Edie Rasell by Wednesday, January 21.