‘Tomatoland’ author on campus for speaker series April 4-6

The author of our 2016-17 One Book One LCC selection, “Tomatoland,” will be on campus April 4-6.

Barry Estabrook will be joined by two community organizers from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to talk about how some of the nation’s most marginalized and abused farmworkers dramatically improved their own working conditions by partnering with America’s largest food retailers, and in turn created a workplace template that could benefit agricultural workers across the country and around the world. The speaker series, called “From the Harvest of Shame to the Harvest of Hope: Bringing Labor Justice to the Florida Tomato Industry,” includes nine opportunities to engage in conversations during the three-day period.

Everyone is welcome to attend, even if you haven’t read the book. For more information and to register, visit lcc.edu/onebook.