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Boycott Driscoll's Tour - Oakland
Date Thursday March 24
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
A PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, CA 94608
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
Farmworkers and allies from Familias Unidas por la Justicia union in the state of Washington have launched a west coast tour to share their stories about injustice in the Sakuma Berry's strawberry fields, and the important role we can all play in advancing the struggle by boycotting Driscoll's. Join them at A PLACE for Sustainable Living this Thursday at 12pm to learn how to support the boycott of Driscoll's berries.

* Join the Boycott *

Here are some resources from Familias Unidas por la Justicia:
http://boycottsakumaberries.com/take-action/boycott-tool-kit/

* Other tour stops in the East Bay *
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/03/21/18784325.php

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.

TBD, April 13th at UC Gill Tract Community Farm


* 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.
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