Solidarity Across the Food Supply Chain, with Iris Munguia in NYC
Event ends: May 3, 2012 7:30 pm
Meet Iris Munguia, the first woman to be elected leader of COLSIBA, the coordinating body for Latin American farmworker unions.
Iris Munguia is the first woman elected as Secretary General of COLSIBA (the Coordinating Body of Latin American Banana & Agro-Industrial Workers' Unions) since its founding in 1993. COLSIBA represents trade unions in eight countries and supports more than 45,000 workers. Iris brings to this position a wealth of knowledge on the challenges faced by women workers in Latin America. She has experience as both a banana worker and union organizer and has advocated for over 30 years for labor rights, human rights, and women's rights. Iris has worked as Coordinator of the women's secretariat for COSIBAH (Coordinating Body of Banana and Agro-Industrial Workers of Honduras) and currently plays an active role in the World Banana Forum on the Coordinating Committee of the Labor Rights Working Group.
Come and hear Iris’ inspiring story and her reflections on how workers in the South and North can build solidarity across the food-supply chain to win better wages, dignity, and job security.
This event is organized by Brandworkers International, Food Chain Workers Alliance, International Labor Rights Forum, and Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York.