SAVE THE DATE: SFA Texas Regional Encuentro
March 6-7, University of Houston
This March, we are proud to host the 2010 Texas SFA Encuentro. This gathering will be hosted by students at the University of Houston, one of Aramark’s biggest contracts, and will bring approximately 50 students and youth from around Texas to host workshops, strategize and take action around the Campaign for Fair Food.
SFA’s Dine with Dignity campaign is surging forward in the wake of two recent victories: the CIW’s landmark agreements with food service providers Bon Appeit and Compass Group. Despite these victories, however, food service giants Aramark and Sodexo have dug in their heels and stand as formidable obstacles to progress; meanwhile, the CIW’s supermarket campaign is also heating up. From huge Aramark contracts at the University of Houston and UT-Austin to Sodexo’s presence in the Valley, from this Spring’s 3-day march on supermarket chain Publix’s headquarters in Florida to local struggles against Kroger right here in Texas, our work as farmworker allies has never been as crucial or as exciting. This critical moment in the campaign is the backdrop for the Texas Regional Encuentro and highlights how important — and exciting