Milk with Dignity: Why Workers' Human Rights Cannot Wait in the Vermont Dairy Industry

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Sep 13
Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm

Join farmworker Enrique Balcazar and other members and staff from Vermont-based human rights organization Migrant Justice for a stop on its "Human Rights Cannot Wait Tour." Migrant Justice will inform the public about the human rights concerns facing dairy workers in Vermont, and the innovative steps they are taking to improve conditions. Workers will discuss their advocacy to ensure that Ben & Jerry's--one of the largest purchasers of Vermont milk, known by many for its professed progressive values--follows through on its commitment to protect the fundamental human rights of dairy workers in its supply chain by signing the "Milk with Dignity" agreement.

Enrique “Kike” Balcazar has worked on Vermont dairy farms for over 3 years and his parents were both dairy workers in Vermont. Kike came up through the ranks of Migrant Justice having served as a leader in the organization's successful driver’s license and bias-free policing campaign. Kike is a worker-founder of the Milk with Dignity Program and a lead farmworker organizer in Addison County (the state’s largest dairy region).

Location Jerome Greene 102B

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