“OUR WORLD, OUR RIGHTS ” CONFERENCE & CONCERT
FOR FAIR FOOD
What: As part of the two-day mobilization, CIW members and their allies will come together for a full day of reflection, strategizing, and skill sharing -- and celebration. There will be broad-ranging roundtable discussions, diverse panelists, and a dynamic CIW-led plenary session.
The conference -- with a keynote address by author/filmmaker Naomi Klein -- will wrap up with the “Concert for Fair Food,” featuring an amazing array of musical traditions, where participants will have the opportunity to network, visit information tables, and recharge for the continuing struggle ahead.
When: Saturday, December 1
* “Our World, Our Rights” Conference: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
* Concert for Fair Food: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Where: Miami, Florida
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center
6161 NW 22nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33142
Bayfront Park (Tina Hills Pavilion)
(at southern end of park near Intercontinental Hotel)
301 N. Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
Registration: To register for conference, please click here. Registration deadline is Monday, November 26. Please note: registration is not required if you only plan to attend the Concert for Fair Food.
Roundtable Themes to Include:
* Campaign for Fair Food
* Low-Wage Worker Organizing; New Worker Organizing Models
* Immigrant Workers Rights; US/Mexico Border Organizing; Free Trade
* Affordable Housing & Gentrification
* Modern-Day Slavery in the Global Economy
* Art, Culture & Music in the Movement
* Student-Worker Solidarity
* Youth Organizing; Brand Busting
* Anti-War Movement & Counter-Recruitment
* From Free Trade to Fair Trade; Socially Responsible Consuming & Investing; Sustainable Food & Farming
* Faith in Action
* Community-Based Media; Media Reform
* Human Rights; Law for Social Change
* Prison Industrial Complex; Police Brutality; Criminalization of Youth
* Ending Sweatshops in Factories and Fields; Supply Chain Responsibility
* International Solidarity; Indigenous Struggles
Conference Schedule (subject to change):
Concert for Fair Food:
8:30 - 9:30 Registration/Coffee
9:30 - 11:00 Opening Plenary Session
11:00 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 12:30 Roundtables A
12:30 - 1:30 Lunch & Live Music
1:30 - 2:50 Roundtables B
2:50 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Closing Plenary Session
4:00 - 7:00 Concert for Fair Food & Info. Tables
Please check back soon for detailed conference schedule.
The Concert for Fair Food will bring together an amazing array of diverse musical styles and traditions, including:
* Son del Centro, a jarana-wielding Son Jarocho outfit from Santa Ana, CA who has performed and protested alongside the CIW at national rallies in Illinois, Kentucky and California;
* Rebel Diaz, a rising hip hop crew originating in Chile and Chicago, currently organizing in the South Bronx around immigration, education and housing issues;
* New Orleans' own Hot 8 Brass Band, using their unique blend of hip-hop, funk, and traditional New Orleans brass sound to contribute to movements for justice for those displaced by hurricane Katrina and farmworkers in Immokalee;
* Las Krudas, an energetic Cuban hip-hop trio whose fiery lyrics speak to the struggle of women everywhere
* Olmeca, L.A.-based community organizer and truth teller with a successful album and years of supporting the CIW and the Zapatistas under his belt;
* Kinto Sol, a hard-hitting hip-hop crew comprised of 3 brothers raised in Mexico, now based out of Milwaukee, whose lyrics weave respect for the past with hope for a better future;
* And many more to be announced – including local Miami artists!
Parking & Transportation:
Check back soon for parking & transportation details.
For more info. please contact Marc Rodrigues at firstname.lastname@example.org or (239) 292-3431