Posts Tagged: modern-day slavery

Work to end modern slavery

Email Publix today. Modern-day slavery is alive and well in the tomato fields of Florida. Seven cases involving over 1,000 workers has caused US Attorney and Presbyterian Doug Malloy to characterize the area as “ground zero” for slavery. The PC(USA)…

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Farmworker Freedom March

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers will hold a “Farmworker Freedom March” from Tampa to Lakeland, Florida, April 16-18, 2010, calling for freedom from forced labor; freedom from abuse; freedom from poverty and degradation. Lakeland is where the Publix grocery-chain is…

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Day of remembrance to end modern-day slavery

Light a candle and say a prayer to end modern-day slavery in the fields today. In the early hours of November 18, 2007, farmworker Mariano Lucas hung from the ceiling inside the cargo hold of a box truck in Immokalee…

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