FOOD CHAIN$ - February 8th, 2015
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A Community Screening and Q&A Panel Discussion Sunday February 8, 2015 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

FOOD CHAIN$ focuses on an intrepid group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida - the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW - who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed - to ensure a dignified life for farmworkers and a more humane, transparent food chain.

Their courageous efforts resulted in the Fair Food Program, hailed by The New York Times as the "the best workplace-monitoring program" in the United States. The Fair Food Program is a groundbreaking partnership between farmers and farmworkers in Florida's tomato industry that ensures that workers on participating farms are treated fairly.

This program is a testament not only to the determination of the CIW, but to the vision of some of the biggest farming corporations in the world, a vision given expression in 2010 when Jon Esformes, Chief Operating Partner of Pacific Tomato Growers (and Beit T'Shuvah Board Member), signed the first-ever Fair Food agreement with the CIW, followed by other large growers responsible for supplying the vast majority of fresh tomatoes grown in the United States.


Jon Esformes
Co-CEO and Operating Partner, Pacific Tomato Growers

Greg Asbed
Co-founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Lucas Benitez
Co-founder, Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Sanjay Rawal
Director, FOOD CHAIN$

Rabbi Mark Borovitz
Senior Rabbi and CEO, Beit T'Shuvah

Devorah Brous
Executive Director, Netiya

Join us to hear stories of the personal transformation each of these participants experienced as they took part in this historic partnership
  • 3:30 PM - light snacks and tour of Beit T'Shuvah
  • 4:00 PM - FOOD CHAIN$ screening
  • 5:30 PM - Q &A Panel
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*Suggested Donation: $18 (
*Proceeds to benefit: Coalition of Immokalee Workers
*Valet Parking provide

Co-sponsored by Beit T'Shuvah, Netiya, and T'ruah

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