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May 27 virtual town hall: Essential yet Expendable: Wisconsin Food Workers Amidst Pandemic

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Please join us and the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival and Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice next Wednesday, May 27, from 6:30-8pm Central, for "Essential yet Expendable," a virtual event to hear directly from essential food workers about how the pandemic is affecting them and exacerbating an existing crisis.

From seedlings to packaging to retail to dinner tables, food workers are essential to society. However, Wisconsin food workers today—many of whom are immigrants—lack legal protection, living wages, safe workspaces, job security, and healthcare access. And now, COVID-19 has laid bare these contradictions of our essential, and yet expendable, food workforce.

Join us as we listen to John Peck, Director of Family Farm Defenders, and three Wisconsin food industry workers about how this crisis-within-a-crisis is impacting them.

Stay for discussion of how people of conscience can act to build a moral response to the systemic injustices involved in providing us with the very food we eat.

“From farm to table, food connects us; let’s connect on our shared commitment to justice.”

RSVP at tinyurl.com/wifoodworkers or visit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1360377524161451/

PS dear readers - we hope this finds you well. We’ve been quiet on the blog front long before the current pandemic because, well, life finally got life-y. We’ll be posting some images of meals past in the weeks to come (though we honestly don’t have enough juice for many words about them). Be well, stay safe, care for each other.


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