Help Promote EAD!

The following promotional items can be used and shared to help spread the word about EAD’s 2013 National Gathering and the issues which will be the focus of our educational and lobbying efforts.


EAD 2013 National Gathering Brochure

Print out copies of the brochure to share with your communities or send copies of the electronic PDF.


EAD 2013 Promotional Video

This video, provided courtesy of Church World Service, draws upon the faith-based advocacy history in our nation, especially that associated with the work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and encourages all to “Be the Good” we hope to see in the world and to participate in EAD as part of that ongoing work. Please feel free to share this video on organizational websites and social media to promote EAD!

Church World Service also produced a second video focusing on one previous participant’s EAD experience.

Issue Resources

Sustainable Agriculture

“Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?” – The biggest players in the food industry—from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers—spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world? Can sustainably grown food deliver the quantity and quality we need—today and in the future? This video, from the Real Food Media Project seeks to provide some answers.

Nourishing the World Sustainably: Scaling Up Agroecology – In the midst of multiple global crises affecting food security, the concept and practice of agroecology has gained increasing attention worldwide in the last two decades. A recent major international scientific report, the International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development9, states that in order to feed the more than 9 billion people in 2050, we urgently need to adopt the most effective and sustainable farming systems, and recommends a shift towards agroecology as a means of sustainably boosting food production and improving the situation of the poorest people and communities.



Restaurant Industry

 Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) and the Director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley.  After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC in New York, which has organized restaurant workers to win workplace justice campaigns, conduct research and policy work, partner with responsible restaurants, and launch cooperatively-owned restaurants.  ROC now has 9000 members in 19 cities nationwide.  The story of Saru and her co-founder’s work founding ROC has been chronicled in the book The Accidental American.  Ms. Jayaraman co-edited The New Urban Immigrant Workforce, (ME Sharpe, 2005).  Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Saru recently appeared in a a CNN interview in which she discusses here new book Behind the Kitchen Door on the restaurant industry.  She was profiled in the New York Times “Public Lives” section in 2005, and was named one of Crain’s “40 Under 40” in 2008, 1010 Wins’ “Newsmaker of the Year,” and one of New York Magazine’s “Influentials” of New York City.

Here is another powerful video related to Behind the Kitchen Door:

Saru will be at EAD 2013 as a workshop presenter and will be signing copies of her new book.

Photo (c) Linda Panetta. Used with permission. 


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