harvest_documentaryKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public

Documentary screening: La Cosecha (The Harvest)

This documentary addresses agricultural child labor in America.

This screening of The Harvest is part of CSWS’s day-long Lorwin Lecture Series of events focused on “Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty,” which features Saru Jayaraman as keynote speaker. Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC, which now has more than 18,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in a dozen states nationwide.

Other events this day include:

Opening Panel: (10:00–11:30 am). The opening panel brings together advocates for farmworker rights, food sovereignty and food security under the rubric of “food first/first food.” The panel will feature speakers and advocates from the Pacific Northwest who are active in education, urban food systems, ecological restoration, first foods revitalization, Native youth environmental justice, and stewardship. Panelists include:

  • Sarah Cunningham, Graduate Program Coordinator, Anthropology, and Program Coordinator, Food in Culture and Social Justice, Oregon State University
  • Marissa Garcia, Executive Director, Huerto de la Familia (Eugene)
  • Ramón Ramirez, President—Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)
  • Brett Ramey – Director, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, University of Washington

Teach-In: (12–1 pm) Collier House (RSVP for limited space: csws@uoregon.edu). This teach-in with Saru Jayaraman will be an activist-oriented teach-in for students, faculty, community members and staff, including food service workers. What lessons, insights and organizing tools can campus activists learn from workers’ struggles to transform the restaurant industry? What coalitions might emerge between dining service workers on campus and the broader food justice movement? What kinds of strategies are needed to combat food insecurity among low-wage earners? Cosponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies.

Keynote: (3:30–5 pm). “Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.” Saru Jayaraman’s keynote address will focus on economic vulnerability, food justice, and the living wage movement for today’s restaurant workers.

These events are hosted and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society and  cosponsored by the Food Studies Program, Department of Ethnic Studies, and the Labor Education and Research Center.

The Lorwin Lectureship on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties is funded by a gift from Val and Madge Lorwin to the University of Oregon College of Arts and Sciences and School of Law.