Green Festival Exhibitors
The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project
The Laurel Rubin Farm Worker Justice Project assists Washington's farm workers in their efforts to enforce their rights to fair, dignified, humane and safe working and living conditions. The Project is highly collaborative, working closely with other organizations and citizens' groups like Slow Food Seattle that believe that our food system must be based on the principles of high quality and taste, environmental sustainability, and social justice--in other words--a food system that is good, clean and fair.By creating summer law student internships the Project is able to help ensure indigent migrant farm workers' access to justice throughout Washington. The Project is named after Laurel Rubin, a devoted Northwest Justice Project advocate who died in the course of her farm worker advocacy work in 1998.Since 1999, the Project has sponsored 27 summer internships for law students to work alongside experienced civil legal aid attorneys who provide legal services to farm workers in need. The Laurel Rubin interns work on matters involving worker safety and pesticide use, housing, access to health care, immigration, employment discrimination, unemployment and workers compensation, and consumer rights--wherever the resources are most needed to serve the farm worker community.