Western Massachusetts Social Justice Calendar

This calendar can also be reached by going to http://socialjusticecalendar.org. To submit an event, email calendar@afscwm.org

Mar
24
Fri
Northeast Caravan to Colombus @ TBD
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 9:00 am

Allies in the Northeast are being asked to mobilize to Columbus, OH to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers at Wendy’s headquarters hometown to demand farmworker justice from the final fast food holdout. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to march with farmworkers and their allies to call on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program. There will be a 1 day conference on Saturday March 25th followed by an action on Sunday March 26th. Hope to see you there!

A bus will be leaving from Amherst on Friday evening March 24th with students and community members from Boston, Amherst MA, and Providence RI. We will arrive back in Boston on Monday morning! Registration Form! Sign up NOW! Only a few spots left! 

 

We are also nearly halfway to funding our bus! Please consider donating and sharing our donation page to your networks: https://www.youcaring.com/allianceforfairfood-751266 

On March 25, the CIW and allies will be hosting a Human Rights Conference with students, academics and community leaders to learn about the groundbreaking work of the CIW and outline ways to support frontline communities in defending their fundamental human rights. On March 26, the Columbus community and thousands from across the country, will meet in action for a tremendous Parade for Human Rights, bringing together people from all walks of life, a multitude of experience who wish to ally themselves with farmworkers to call for better wages and working conditions in our country’s food system.

The approximate cost of travel for the two-day conference is $175 for roundtrip bus accommodations. Housing and food will be covered over the course of the weekend. Registration is along a sliding scale so that it is accessible to everyone: ranging from $35-$200 based on need and access to funds.