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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Flower Worker Tour Schedule, Midwest USA

Stop and Smell the Roses:
The Dirty Underside of the Colombian Flower Industry
Flower Worker Tour Schedule, Midwest USA

April 3rd-15th
Dora Acero, a worker on Dole's La Fragancia flower plantation, will be in the Midwest this spring. During her tour, she will be speaking on her experience in the Colombian flower industry as a worker and a union member, and why her union opposes the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. See the schedule below to find out when she'll be in a town near you! For a more detailed schedule, please see our website, which will be updated as more information comes in.
The following events are free and open to the public.

Madison, WI
April 3rd 6-7pm A Room of One's Own Feminist Bookstore

Indianapolis, IN
April 7th 5-6:30 pm
IUPUI Student Center

Indianapolis, IN
April 7th 7:30-9 pm
Butler University

Cleveland, OH
April 10th 7-9 pm
Trinity Commons (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral)

Toledo, OH
April 12th 6 pm
Corpus Christi University Parish

Dearborn, MI
April 13th 10:15-12:30
Labor Notes Conference

Chicago, IL
April 14th 3:30-5 pm
University of Illinois Chicago (UIC)

Chicago, IL
April 14th 7 pm
University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
April 15th 6 pm
DePaul University

For more information about the tour, please contact Liz Hassel at For more information about flower worker rights, please visit our website,

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