When we think about what we eat, we don’t often think about the Farmworkers who are the reason we have food in the first place. Farmwork is the second most dangerous profession, second only to mining, in the United States. Farmworkers work long hours, doing backbreaking work, often for less than minimum wage, all the while without the right to a day of rest, overtime pay, the right to collective bargaining and other basic protections we take for granted.
How is it that farmworkers are excluded from these protections? Why is farmwork such a dangerous profession? We’ll examine the history of law in regards to farmwork, as well as the struggle of farmworkers and the ethical challenges this poses to us as consumers, voters and citizens.
Refreshments will be served!Sponsored by the Debate Society and the Collaboration Project.
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