Injustice

In 2009, just a few weeks before taking off for Ethiopia, I took a group of grad students to Immokalee, Florida for a week. We spent our time learning from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. We spent time with the men and women who pick tomatoes, with the union organizers, and with the churches that work in concert with the workers.  The Coalition has made remarkable strides in the last few years, winning battles against many major restaurants and grocers.  The stories about their fight for justice are deeply touching. But the stories about the human trafficking cases haunt me still. What Americans won’t do for cheap produce. Lord in your mercy….

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