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Protest Watsonville Strawberry Festival: Boycott Driscoll's Won't Stop!!
Date Sunday August 07
Time 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
Meet at the Brown Beret Bike Shack at 12:30 PM on Saturday.
555 Main Street, Watsonville CA 95076
Event Type Protest
Protest Driscoll's this weekend at the annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival. Let's keep the pressure on Driscoll's and show our solidarity with farmworkers in San Quintín and Washington fighting for union contracts!

There will be a large protest on Saturday afternoon, as well as people holding signs and passing out flyers throughout the weekend. Autonomous actions are encouraged!!

Saturday, August 6, 2016 & Sunday, August 7, 2016
12:30 PM
Meet at the Brown Beret Bike Shack
555 Main St.

The 22nd Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival
August 6 and August 7, 2016
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Historic downtown Watsonville
Free admission

In solidarity with farmworkers in US and Mexico

* Labor law violations
* Exposure to dangerous pesticides
* Sexual harassment, assault, and racism
* Mistreatment of child workers
* Wages averaging $7/day for 12 hours
* Lack of bathrooms and clean water
* Threats to striking farmworkers
* The failure of employers to negotiate with workers for better working conditions and salaries


🚫🍓 #BoycottDriscolls #FUJsolidaridad #SanQuintín 🚫🍓
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 2nd, 2016 2:57 PM
by Waztlán Tuesday Aug 2nd, 2016 2:57 PM
by Waztlán Tuesday Aug 2nd, 2016 2:57 PM
§Boycott Driscoll's Protest at Watsonville Strawberry Festival
by Waztlán Tuesday Aug 2nd, 2016 11:15 PM
Watsonville Brown Berets Keep Pressure on Driscoll’s
by Won't Stop!! Wednesday Aug 3rd, 2016 10:36 PM
PROTEST! Saturday, August 6
Meet at 12:30 PM
Brown Beret Bike Shack
555 Main St. Waztlán
§Boycott Driscoll's Outreach to Thousands of People
by little mermaid Wednesday Aug 3rd, 2016 11:40 PM
Encourage the 4,000 people attending the Watsonville Strawberry Festival to think about the harsh realities of farm workers picking berries for Driscoll's, and how our purchase power can impact those conditions!
§Shed Light on the Farmworkers in San Quintín and Washington
by Farmworker Solidarity Thursday Aug 4th, 2016 12:25 AM
Comunidad, if you are considering going to the Watsonville Strawberry Festival this weekend, please come join us at the protest! Please support the boycott in support of all the Familias campesinxs. If you can't attend the protests on Saturday and Sunday, just don't purchase fresas or any berries that are Driscoll's. Boycott!!!!!!!

This coming weekend, August 6 & 7, Watsonville will have its annual strawberry festival. One of the sponsors being Driscoll's Berries. The Watsonville Brown Berets and Santa Cruz Driscoll's Boycott Support Commitee will take actions which bring light to the international Boycott of Driscoll's Berries and all farmworker exploitation and abuse.

This is a great opportunity to help shed light on what our people are put through, having to work these back breaking jobs for slave wages and even no wages. Shed light on the farmworkers in San Quintín and Washington who are currently fighting for union contracts with Driscoll's. Farmworkers face a number of exploitations in the work place, such as sexual assaults and rape, child labor, hazardous chemicals and pesticides, racism, sexism, no bathroom breaks, and no water in the fields for pickers.

‪#‎BoycottDriscolls‬ 🤑 ‪#‎WatsonvilleBrownBerets 🚫🍓
§Link to Facebook Event Page
by Spread the Word! Thursday Aug 4th, 2016 10:13 AM
Bring signs, banners, and more! Invite your friends and spread the word in the ways you can! Let's have a great time and Boycott Driscoll's!
§** Protest continues on Sunday! Come on through!! **
by Boycott Driscoll's Won't Stop!! Saturday Aug 6th, 2016 7:36 PM
Community members announced they will continue amplifying the demands of farmworkers in Washington state and San Quintín, Baja California, México on Sunday, August 7 at the Watsonville Strawberry Festival. Please invite your friends and spread the word in the ways you can! Let's have a great time and Boycott Driscoll's!

Tomorrow we will be meeting at 12:30 at the Brown Beret Bike Shack located at 555 Main St. in Watsonville, CA to have another protest on the last day of the Watsonville Strawberry Festival. Please come join us and help us spread awareness to consumers about where their money goes when they buy from big ag corporations such as Driscoll's.

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


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