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Gloria Steinem visits local farmerworkers
1/20/2016 9:06:34 AM
Gloria Steinem, a long time supporter of Southern Mutual Help Association, visited SMHA's office and staff and met with local farmer, Jackie Judice, at Northside Planting.  This is Gloria's 5th visit to SMHA over a 35 year period.
 
    

SMHA Staff was super excited to receive Gloria's new book, each one personally signed!

  

MY LIFE ON THE ROAD

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE’S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY:

Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Publishers Weekly 





Jackie has worked with Sr. Helen Vinton at SMHA for many years on sustainable agriculture (especially difficult in sugar cane).
He hosted a tour showing equipment and had discussions with farm workers and the sugar industry.

                                     

Gloria met with Jackie and his family, who carry on the business.
She was very excited to sit atop the harvester and take it for a ride to get hands on experience!





Gloria Steinem with Jackie Judice's son, who carries on Northside Planting's multigeneration farm.


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