Tuesday, April 15, 2008

हेल्प एंड स्वेअत्शोप कोन्दिशन्स & मोदेर्ण-डे स्लावेरी इन थे अग्रिकुल्तुरल industry

dear friends,

a few announcements;

Action Alert: To help end sweatshop conditions & modern-day slavery in the agricultural industry, from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, click following link to sign national petition (http://www.fairfoodnation.org/petition). The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a grassroots farmworker organization based in South Florida, has launched a national petition campaign calling on Burger King and other food industry leaders to improve the wages and working conditions of farmworkers, and to support an industry-wide effort to end human rights violations and modern-day slavery in Florida's fields. Please add your voice to this petition by April 25th.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out this SF Chronicle article about Guerilla Gardening, featuring the Bus Stop House Garden (interview w/ Justin Valone) and Alemany Farm (interview w/ Antonio Roman-Alcala): http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/29/HOPOVBK0B.DTL

A couple of shows were recently confirmed for the choir, Conspiracy of Venus: We are performing Sunday April 27th at the Make-Out Room with Kacey Johansing and the Hall Flowers. We would love to see you there. Also, please save the date (May 3rd) for a benefit show at the new Oakland location of the Fort Gallery. Donations will go towards the Gulabi Gang (click link to read article). Music by the Conspiracy of Venus, Two Gallants, Trainwreck Riders, the Deciders, and Ted the Block.

Last but not least, don't forget about the Botticellis' CD Release show THIS Friday at Cafe Du Nord, and the Alemany Farm Earth Day Potluck/BBQ on SATURDAY April 19th!

events are above, check back for updates. i still don't know how to change the language in the title ~ oh well.

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