SWFL Human Rights Strategist Named 2017 MacArthur Fellow
Asbed is a human rights strategist who co-founded the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The Southwest Florida group has since gone national — and, in some cases, international — through the spread of its Fair Food Program that seeks better treatment and higher pay for farmworkers.
Now, Asbed has earned himself a more-than-half-a-million-dollar fellowship to continue his work in the community. He joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about what his plans are for what’s known as a “genius grant.”