Stories of Justice
For the past 12 years, ERUUFians and our Farm worker Support Action Team have supported the efforts of NC migrant farm workers to improve their living and working conditions. Tremendous progress was made – and the lives of 7,000 H2A farm workers improved – when a contract was signed in late 2004 with Mt. Olive Pickle. Since then farm workers have been trying to get the attention of an even larger corporate entity which indirectly controls all aspects of 30,000 farm workers' lives on the farms which supply its tobacco product – RJ Reynolds (RJR).
Sat., Feb. 11, 2012
8:30 am - 3 pm
Led by UUA's Multicultural Congregations Program Coordinator Rev. Alicia R. Forde (keynotespeaker), the conference also included breakout groups to consider issues in depth.
February 7, 2012, 7-9 pm (Fellowship Hall)
Led by Kendall Jones and Paula Cole Jones. Often times we hear about the history of historically marginalized people through the words of the privileged. Understanding demographic change is often told through a story of statics void of emotion and experience. The words of immigrants can shift our perception of history and give way to a new reality.