Sunday, April 13, 2014

April 21 Program: Defending Hawaii's food supply by fighting farm labor trafficking


Monday, April 21, 2014

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Miyama Main Hall, Harris United Methodist Church

Nuuanu Ave. and South Vineyard Blvd.

Ample parking - driveway off Nuuanu Ave.



11:30 Luncheon: Various Subway Sandwiches, Salad, Dessert—$5.00 Donation (optional)


11:50 Welcome: Introductions and Remarks, Larry Geller, President


12:00 Program: Defending Hawaii's food supply by fighting farm labor trafficking”

Guest Speakers: Malia Zimmerman and Clare Hanusz

Malia Zimmerman, Editor of the Hawaii Reporter, has won journalism awards for her public service reporting and for her investigation of human trafficking.

Attorney Clare Hanusz has represented many of the Thai farm workers trafficked to Hawaii. She is a founding member of the Hawaii Coalition for Immigration Reform and has spoken on immigration issues before many local groups and university classes.

Can Hawaii's food supply be considered safe if farm workers are compelled to apply pesticides in an unsafe manner?


12:30 Questions and Answers

1:00   Adjourn