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Coalition of Immokalee Workers Recognized

The James Beard Foundation has recognized Coalition of Immokalee Workers co-founders, Greg Asbed and Lucas Benitez with the James Beard Annual Leadership Award. Asbed and Benitez are recognized “for their innovative work in forging a new human rights model in the food industry supply chain…” Each year, the Foundation, which resides at the cross section of the country’s culinary and food justice communities, “Celebrates visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world.”  Read more about the Foundation and their awards here.

UNANIMA Woman of Courage Nely Rodriguez is active with the Immokalee workers.

                –Tori Larson