General Motors supported Shine Global and the child migrant farm working community by sponsoring a screening of The Harvest/La Cosecha in Washington, DC. The event was hosted at the Capitol Visitors last Thursday, June 16th, by Eva Longoria, Shine Global, and GM. GM’s support of the screening enabled Shine Global to show The Harvest/La Cosecha to members of Congress and their staff and aides as well as key activists and political organizers to illustrate the lives of the child farmworkers in the US who work to feed us all. Earlier in the day, Eva Longoria joined Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard and other activists for children’s rights to introduce the CARE Act , which aims to raise the minimum age for children working in agriculture and offer them more protections than they have under the Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938.
Roybal-Allard joined Eva Longoria at the screening and spoke again about the need to provide greater protection for farmworker children. “I simply do not believe that our child labor laws reflect how we as Americans value our children,” she said. Dolores Huerta, the co-founder of United Farm Workers of America and activist for farmworkers’ rights, also attended the screening. She has worked tirelessly to ensure that all farmworkers have rights and was brought to tears by the film.
General Motors is committed to building a healthy global community. The GM Foundation focuses on four key areas: education, health and human services, environment and energy, and community development. The foundation consistently serves as a leader in educational support within corporate giving programs. In health and human services, they provide support in research, prevention, and treatment of various conditions. In the area of environment and energy, the GM foundation is dedicated to providing support to organizations that aid in the protection of human health, natural resources, and the global environment. Within community development, the GMF supports programs that strengthen community awareness and improvement.
Their combined efforts within these four areas work towards the broader goal of building a healthy global community. The foundation works not just in the US but globally, funding programs in over 200 countries around the world. The diversity of their commitment allows the foundation to do make remarkable gains for humanity in a broad array of issues.
Shine Global would like to thank General Motors for their support of The Harvest/La Cosecha and the rights of child farmworkers.
Directed by the acclaimed director and human rights activist U. Roberto Romano, The Harvest/La Cosecha will be coming to theaters in New York and Los Angeles this summer and 30 other communities for special one-night screenings. Please contact us if you’d like your community to be on of them!
Visit: www.theharvestfilm.com for more info!