Please join us for an exclusive screening of After I Pick The Fruit, a documentary film created by Sodus, NY based independent film-maker and activist, Nancy Ghertner. The film follows the lives of five female migrant farmworkers in upstate New York and chronicles the many struggles they faced as immigrant laborers in the U.S. over the course of ten years.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring film-maker Nancy Ghertner, Maggie Gray, author of an upcoming book "Labor and the Locavore" about New York farmworkers and food politics, Gerardo Gutierrez, campaign coordinator for the Justice for Farmworkers campaign, and our own Soche Meng. The discussion will be moderated by Andrea Callan. The panel will focus on the challenges faced by NY’s farmworkers and how the proposed state legislation, the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, will seek to remedy so many of the inequities in labor rights suffered by NY’s farmworkers.
Please RSVP with me if you would like to attend. If you would like to learn more about the film, or watch the film trailer, visit the website at: http://www.afteripickthefruit.com/. Thank you!