Out of the Shadows Gathering

9/29 Out of the Shadows Gathering

Over 100 people from around the country joined the “Out of the Shadows Gathering” following the 9/29 action. Participants heard presentations from many organizations, and discussed what we can learn from the many grassroots struggles happening around the country, including:

Coalition of Immokalee Workers
National Guestworker Alliance
Centro Campesino
Student / Farmworker Alliance
and of course, CTUL!

The conference included several reflections, including this one, discussing the difference between charity and justice:

 And of course, no conference about grassroots struggles could be complete without including an action at the end! Congratulations to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for the recent victory with Chipotle signing onto the Fair Food Agreement, moving forward the movement for fair wages and working conditions for Florida farmworkers! These pictures are meant as a historical memory of the struggle…