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|Familias Unidas Boycott Driscolls Tour|
|Date||Monday March 28|
|Time||5:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
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Sproul Plaza, Berkeley, California 94720
Please Distribute Widely!!!Added to the calendar on Monday Mar 21st, 2016 8:30 PM
We are excited to announce the visit of members from the Familias Unidas por la Justicia union in the state of Washington. The FUJ has been in struggle for over three years against Sakuma bros. berry farms in Burlington Washington. They are building momentum for their struggle through a tour along the west coast. Please come, bring your class, organization, collective, to hear and learn from members of the FUJ union on how to support the boycott of Driscoll's berries.
When: 2 events are being planned for the Berkeley visit.
5-7pm Monday March 28, 2016 at the Center for Latino Policy and Research, 2420 Bowditch Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720
tentatively, 2-330 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Multicultural Community Center, on the UC Berkeley campus.
Event Sponsored by the Center for Latino Policy and Research, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley
If you would like to co-sponsor or help with honorarium/funds/event please email Pablo Gonzalez at: aztlan71 [at] berkeley.edu
Professor Ivonne del Valle and student Luiz Resendiz met with the purchasing manager at UC Berkeley about not purchasing from Driscoll's Berries and they have agreed to not sell on the UC Berkeley Campus. Please help by asking/demanding that your campus also stop selling Driscoll's berries.
Information on Familias Unidas por la Justicia:
Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Families United for Justice)is organizing a month long west coast tour during the spring of 2016 to strengthen the boycott of Driscoll’s berrries and build connections and solidarity with other movement organizations ghting to change the food system.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) is an independent farmworker union that has been waging a historic struggle for the last three years for just working conditions through a union contract at Sakuma bros berry farm in Burlington, Washington. They have been calling for a boycott of both Sakuma and Driscoll’s berries (the worlds biggest berry distributor who sells Sakuma berries) until their employer meets their demands.
Since 2015 FUJ has been fighting in solidarity with La Alianza, the farmworker union in San Quintin Mexico that formed out of a series of strikes with tens of thousands of workers last year. They also calling for a boycott of Driscoll’s Berries.