Archive for November, 2015

Uniting for Fair Food – CIW Publix 400 East Central Rally on Saturday, November 21

Fair Food Rally  – Step out for CIW at Publix East Central Rally on Saturday, Nov 21 at 10 a.m.

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Continuing the message of the CIW Publix Truth Fair – During a time of year when many share in acts of guidance, mutuality and charity, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Alliance for Fair Food (AFF) are inviting the Fair Food Nation to come together and share in acts of Justice! On Saturday, Nov. 21, students, young people and communities across the country are “Uniting for Fair Food” in a National Day of Action to demand Wendy’s and Publix to move beyond charity and to commit to human rights for farmworkers and their families.For more national TOUR information, go to:

IN ORLANDO: Locally organized by YAYA-Justice for Farm Workers, supported by 1st Unitarian Church of Orlando and University Unitarian Universalist Society of Orlando and many others.

First to speak out: Sarasota: October 25, 2015 at the Bay Street Publix the message that  started in Florida in Sarasota at the  October 25, 2015 Rally with 100 allies who joined dozens of farmworkers and their families from Immokalee for a active protest at Sarasota’s Bay Street Publix.

OTHER November 21 voices

TAMPA PICKETS: 2 p.m. Pickets at Publix and Wendy

  • Publix: 11502 N. 53rd St. Temple Terrace, FL 33617
  • Wendys: 117:20 North 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

MIAMI MARCH:  1 p.m. Meet at Jose Marti Park (351 SW 4th St)



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Call to Action from Florida Climate Table: Monday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. Miami Commission Building

Call to Action from Florida Climate Table

Shared by Jan Booher, a fellow UU and co-founder of the Climate Action Coalition of South Florida (CAC)

What:              City of Miami Commission Meeting – Agenda item: Sea Level Rise

Time:              Monday, November 9, 2015 5:30 p.m.

Location:        Miami City Hall – Commission Chambers

Address:        3500 Pan American Drive, Miami (Coconut Grove)

Some context:  The city commission is discussing Sea Level Rise. Miami-Dade County’s new Chief Resilience Officer, Jim Murley, will be in attendance.  We want to show him that Sea Level Rise is very important to residents in all of Miami’s neighborhoods — and that we want a seat at the table as the decisions are made regarding our economic future, our neighborhoods, our health, and our homes.    We also want Mayor and the city commission to hear loud and clear our call for urgency and transparency from all levels government…regarding efforts to address climate change and sea level rise.

Talking point guidelines:

  • Thank the Commission for addressing the consequences (present and future) of Sea Level Rise.
  • Seat at the table: Governments need to cooperate but all the major stakeholders that make up our city….including our residents, our community- based organizations, businesses, etc want to be involved.
  • A Call for Transparency as actions are considered.
  • Urgency: We want to urge that work starts as quickly as possible.  The studies have been done.  Let’s get to work on the county’s *capital plan* right away.  The time for action is now.

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