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PARCC presents: From Exclusion to Power: New York Dairy Farmworkers Organizing for Justice

Geography Seminar Room, 155 Eggers Hall

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Organized by the Labor Studies Working Group, the Workers’ Center of Central New York, and the Worker Justice Center of New York. Jose Cañas is a New York dairy farmworker that works towards social justice for New York’s immigrant dairy farm workforce. His vision stems from three years of exposure to physical and emotional abuses as a New York dairy farmworker. He has experienced or witnessed wage theft, accidents and injuries due to employer negligence, nightly fevers due to indecent housing, and depression from social isolation. In solidarity with Jose, and the thousands of immigrant workers in the New York dairy industry, The Workers’ Center of Central New York and the Worker Justice Center of New York have organized the NYS Justice for Dairy Farmworkers campaign. The purpose of this campaign is to advocate for and support dairy farmworkers in their struggle for basic labor and human rights. Come learn from Jose and allies Rebecca Fuentes, organizer Workers’ Center Central New York and Carly organizer Worker Center Justice about their efforts to organize and improve the working conditions faced by immigrant farmworkers, whose labor has helped New York become the leading yogurt producing region in the nation.

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