Farmworkers Ask Gov. Charlie Crist to Take a Stand Against Slavery

Farmworkers Ask Gov. Charlie Crist to Take a Stand Against Slavery

Immokalee Workers to Stage Theater Re-enacting Slavery Case on Steps of Old Capitol, Deliver Petitions to Governor Crist


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TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 6 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following is being issued by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers:

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WHO: Farmworker members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers; religious, student, human rights, and community leaders from across the country.

WHAT: Members of the CIW will travel to Tallahassee this March 9th to stage a creative protest designed to bring the reality of human rights violations in Florida’s fields to the governor’s doorstep. The CIW and allies will re-enact the facts of a recently prosecuted brutal slavery operation in “popular theater” presentation “so Governor Crist can no longer turn his back on the crimes against human rights in this state’s fields.” The farmworker delegation will also deliver petition signatures gathered from the community of Immokalee and across the country to the governor’s office calling on Governor Crist to take a stand against slavery and to meet with the CIW.

WHEN: Monday, March 9 at Noon

WHERE: Steps of the Old Capitol, 400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL.

For more information: www.ciw-online.org or call 239-986-0891

SOURCE Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Farmworkers Ask Gov. Charlie Crist to Take a Stand Against Slavery