February ‘Fair Trade Third Thursdays: “The Harvest” film screening

Thursday, 2/16  *  7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 p .m.

FREE drinks and snacks.

Raffle of fair trade goods worth $50.

Fair Trade items available for sale.

 

Learn more about labor issues in our local food system and how you can get behind new trade policies that create positive change.

Representatives from the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign and Oregonians Against Trafficking Humans will facilitate the movie post-discussion to share more about their local work to reform trade policy and fight child labor and trafficking in our systems. Understand the interconnectedness of economic injustice and how you play a role.

 

MOVIE: The Harvest
The story of the Children who feed America.

http://theharvestfilm.com/synopsis

 

Synopsis:

Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat.  Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farm workers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive.  THE HARVEST/LA COSECHA profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest.

From the Producers of the Academy-Award® Nominated film, WAR/DANCE and Executive Producer Eva Longoria, this award-winning documentary provides an intimate glimpse into the lives of these children who struggle to dream while working 12 – 14 hours a day, 7 days a week to feed America.

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