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Julia de la Cruz

Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)
Farmworker and co-leader

Julia de la Cruz, originally from Guatemala, is a farmworker, organizer and member of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), which has led a twenty year struggle to transform human rights in the US agricultural industry. After forging agreements with thirteen of the US’s largest food retailers — including McDonald’s, Burger King and Walmart — the CIW created the Fair Food Program, recently called in the NY Times “the best workplace monitoring program… in the US.” When not educating fellow workers on their new rights, Julia co-leads the CIW Women’s Group and runs a program on the CIW’s low-power FM radio station, Radio Consciencia (Consciousness Radio).

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Thursday, June 18
 

4:15pm EDT