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The Harvest of Dignity

When: Tue., March 29, 7 p.m. 2011

Just after Thanksgiving 1960, a documentary aired on CBS that showed the degrading working conditions that migrant fieldworkers were forced to endure. Harvest of Shame, presented by legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow, showed the workers without a voice; now, 50 years later, not much has changed. Migrant workers are still exposed to hazardous conditions and are treated more as "rented slaves," as one farmer phrased it in the documentary. The new Harvest of Dignity campaign aims to right these wrongs by raising farmworkers' standards of living and working conditions in North Carolina's agricultural and poultry-processing industries. The fight moves to the Galaxy Cinema tonight with the screening of the campaign's new documentary, Harvest of Dignity, which uses photos and interviews with North Carolina farmworkers, legislators and educators to illustrate how workers still face the same struggles and lack the power to overcome them. The campaign will screen both documentaries, followed by a panel discussion with local farm workers. —Lauren Shute

Price: $5

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