Farmworker/Immigrant Families Planning Meeting

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:30pm - 6:50pm
Location: Front Office

This Social Justice subcommittee meets monthly to plan our advocacy, educational and outreach projects. We are currently supporting three Congolese families who arrived in St Petersburg from refugee camps in Uganda on  December 15, 2016. Gulf Coast Jewish Family Services' Resettlement Office provides case workers, and we at UU St Pete work with them to help the families acclimate to their new homes. Each family is unique and their needs differ -- but the work with them is most rewarding and informative.

We also support advocacy campaigns for fair and just treatment for farmworkers in the fields of Florida -- which is driven by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. At present there is a boycott against Wendy's -- the fast food chain and a campaign asking that Publix participate in the Fair Food Agreement. Until these are resolved please do not visit Wendy's nor buy tomatoes from Publix.  

Our other advocacy area regards attempts to pass punitvie anit-immigrant legislation in the Floirda legislature. Six punitive bills were introduced in the 2016 session, and all were defeated. In partnership with the League of Women Voters of the St Petersburg Area -- we will also conduct an educational campaign about immigration as there is so much misinformation on this issue.

We meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 5:30pm to plan our projects. Come join us. All are welcome.

Contact: Karen Coale
Posted on July 24, 2016, at 1:26pm