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Alternative Fair Food Spring Break

Posted by T. Resnikoff // December 4th 2012 // Issues and Trends, On Campus, young adults // no comments

Consciousness + Commitment = Change


The MidAmerica Region of the UUA invites you to a unique alternative spring break experience in South West Florida.

Unitarian Universalist youth, young adults, adults, clergy, religious educators, youth advisors, and social justice leaders are all welcome to join in a unique alternative spring break in SW Florida. Come and take part in a learning/service/action/reflection immersion experience in the heart of the “Fair Food Movement” with leaders from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Interfaith Action of SW Florida, and the UU Church of Ft. Myers.

This event is sponsored by the MidAmerica Region of the UUA, and is open to all!

Stand with other UU’s as we learn, reflect, serve, and create a “Standing on the Side of Love,” fair food action to bring awareness to the noble efforts of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. We will be learning about the Campaign for Fair Food, and will be taking a public stance in an action to pressure the corporate food industry, with companies such as Kroger’s, Publix, and Giant, to come to the bargaining table with CIW. We will be immersed in learning, action, service, and reflection to honor CIW’s pledge: Consciousness + Commitment = Change. Visit the Coalition of Immokalee Workers  (www.ciw-online.org) to learn more!

The Alternative Fair Food Spring Break will begin on Wednesday evening, March 20th at the UU Church of Ft. Myers, FL. On Thurs., 3/21, we will caravan to the community center of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, in Immokalee, FL, and then on Friday, 3/22, we will create and take part in a Standing on the Side of Love fair food campaign action (which is open to the public). We will conclude by mid-day, Saturday, Mar. 23rd with plans to take our energy and mobilization to our hometowns!

Save the Dates! March 20-23, 2013

“The Alternative Fair Food Spring Break” costs $120. Registration deadline is MARCH 17.

Housing: Groups will be responsible for making their reservations at nearby hotels. We have secured a group rate at: LaQuinta Inns and Suites, 9521 Market Place Rd., Ft. Myers, FL, 33912. Make your reservation at www.lq.com, or call 1-800-753-3757, and use the group code: Unitarian Universalist Association. Nightly rate for double occupancy is $55/ person, rooms with 2 double beds can house up to 4 occupants, with a nightly rate of $28/ person. Groups are responsible for making their own reservations and for the payment for their housing.

Learning/Worship/Reflection and Service mobilization sessions and meals will be at:

Unitarian Universalist Church of Ft. Myers, Florida
13411 Shire Lane
Ft. Myers, FL 33912


Please contact Nancy Combs-Morgan with any questions.

About the Author

Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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