The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Monica Ramirez to speak about "Injustice on Our Plates" at 4:30 PM on Thursday, 10/27/11

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Immigrant women in the United States sacrifice their bodies in order to feed their families by toiling in the fields, working in bone-chilling conditions in poultry plants, and by laboring under sub-standard conditions in meat-packing plants and restaurants throughout the U.S. This presentation will provide an overview of the plight of immigrant women employed in the U.S. food industry, including an in-depth look at the economic and sexual exploitation that these women suffer to put food on American tables.

Do you eat? Then learn how you can help protect these women from further exploitation.

  • Who are the immigrant women employed in the U.S. food industry?
  • What economic and sexual exploitation has been endured by these low-wage immigrant women employed in the U.S. food industry?
  • What are the action steps for consumers to support immigrant women as they seek justice for improved living and working conditions in the U.S.?

Join us on October 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm in Room 1, Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth for the next Rockefeller Center public program: 

"Injustice on Our Plates: Understanding the Plight of Immigrant Women Employed in the U.S. Food Industry"
with guest speaker - Mónica Ramírez
Director, Esperanza: The Immigrant Women's Legal Initiative
Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center

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