Friday, February 22, 2013

Film Screening: After I Pick The Fruit

Film Screening: After I Pick The Fruit
The Lives of Migrant Workers

Please join us next Wednesday Feb. 27 at 7:30pm at New York Law School for an 
exclusive screening of "After I Pick The Fruit," a documentary film created by 
Sodus, NY based independent film-maker and activist, Nancy Ghertner.

The film follows the lives of five female migrant farmworkers in upstate New York and 
chronicles the many struggles they faced as immigrant laborers in the U.S. over 
the course of ten years. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion 
featuring film-maker Nancy Ghertner; Maggie Gray, author of an upcoming book 
"Labor and the Locavore" about New York farmworkers and food politics; Gerardo 
Gutierrez, campaign coordinator for the Justice for Farmworkers campaign; and 
Soche Meng, legislative counsel at the NYCLU.

The discussion will be moderated by Andrea Callan, Statewide Advocacy Coordinator at the NYCLU. The panel will focus on the challenges faced by NY’s farmworkers and how the proposed state  legislation, the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, will seek to remedy so many of the inequities in labor rights suffered by NY’s farmworkers.

Currently, farmworkers are the only group of workers in New York that do not have a right to the same basic labor protections all other New Yorkers enjoy; overtime pay, one day of rest during the week, the right to collectively bargain and join a 
union, or access to workers compensation or disability pay if injured on the job.

The Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices act seeks to remedy this 
discriminatory scheme and provide NY's farmworkers the labor rights they deserve. 

Please RSVP with Marc Loresto if you would like to attend.

If you would like to learn more about the film, or watch the film trailer, visit 

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