Florida-based Publix — one of the largest supermarket corporations in the country, whose purchasing power could strengthen the historic changes underway in Florida’s fields — has instead unconscionably refused to join the Fair Food Program for more than five years. Click here for more information, action ideas and resources.
Pax Christi Florida member, Lucy Fuchs, has written an excellent letter calling on Publix to support the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program and has given us permission to share it with our members – it is found below.
We also recommend that you view the film Food Chain – in this exposé, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers – The Coalition of Immokalee Workers, battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. Buy DVD on Amazon Watch now on iTunes or in your local Theater.
Pax Christi Florida’s resident video guru and Council Member, Jim Rucquoi, has prepared the following video for those members and friends of PCF who were unable to attend this exceptional weekend retreat with Fr. Bob Cushing. Enjoy! To view video, click here.
Pax Christi St. Maurice
invites Peace Seekers to welcome
Fr. John Dear
Peace Activist and Lecturer
Author of 20 Books on Peace & Non-Violence
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee
Friday, April 10 at 7:00 PM:
St. Maurice Church at Resurrection, 441 Northeast 2nd St., Dania Beach, FL (2nd street is behind Dania Jai Alai)
Contact: Art Kane (954-468-9900)
Monday, April 13 at 7:00 PM:
Barry University Chapel, 11300 Northeast 2nd Ave, Miami Shores, FL 33161
Contact: Steffano Montano (305-899-3443)
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she moves me
blogging for mother earth
PCF Council Member, Jim Rucquoi
i want to sit on this rock with you awhile, friend, think out loud a bit. first up, these new readings i’ve bumped into that continue to shake me awake. ever since starting out on my bike three years ago for mother earth, mother’s been whispering in my ear something fierce. after climate ride california last year i can think of little else. scattered news of old that held me in its addictive clutches fails to move me anymore. you move me, mother, front & center at last.
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Photos from Pax Christi Events
In right column, you will find photos of Pax Christi Florida’s 2011 Assembly, God, Country, and the Common Good led by Jean Sammon of NETWORK – Catholic Social Justice Lobby in Washington, DC. This event was held October 15 and 16 at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, Florida. For additional Pax Christi Florida event photos, click here.