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"On May 23, 2008, farmworkers and student activists gathered with corporate executives, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (Vermont), and dozens of members of the local and national media for a standing room-only press conference under the dome of the U.S. Capitol announcing an accord between the Burger King fast food corporation and a Florida farmworker organization, the Coalition of lmmokalee Workers (CIW). Weeks earlier, Burger King made headlines when a spate of malicious Internet postings defaming the CIW and its supporters were traced back to a company executive, and news surfaced that the company hired an unlicensed private investigator to infiltrate and spy on the CIW' s key ally organization, the Student/Farmworker Alliance (SFA) (Schlosser, 2008)."



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Peter Lang


New York, NY


teacher activist global citizen education Critical pedagogy Teaching--Social aspects Social action Youth--Political activity Social justice--Study and teaching Teachers--Political activity


Agribusiness | Agricultural Economics | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Other Education | Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education | Social Justice


This is a Version of Record that has been published in Be the Change: Teacher, Activist, Global Citizen edited by Rita Verma in the series Global Studies in Education. The original work can be found at© Peter Lang AG, copyright 2010. All rights reserved.


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Harvesting Victory: Education, Student/Farmworker Solidarity, and the Growth of an Organizing Model



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