February 22, 2010

Road Trip: Texas Regional Encuentro

University of Houston, March 6-7

This gathering will bring together approximately 50 students and youth from around Texas to host workshops, strategize and take action around the Campaign for Fair Food.

Contact cristian[at]sfalliance.org to join the Fair Food Austin caravan!

From huge Aramark contracts at the University of Houston and UT-Austin to Sodexo's presence in the Valley, from this spring's three-day march on supermarket chain Publix's headquarters in Florida to local struggles against Kroger right here in Texas, our work as farmworker allies has never been as crucial or as exciting. This critical moment in the campaign is the backdrop for our regional encuentro and highlights how important -- and exciting -- this meeting will be.

Program highlights include:
  • Skill-building workshops on campus and community organizing;
  • Strategy sessions around the next year in the Dine with Dignity and Supermarket Campaigns;
  • Two energetic actions targeting Aramark and Kroger;
  • Planning for the upcoming Farmworker Freedom March.
See you in Houston!