Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Celebrate Farmworker Awareness Week

Farmworker Awareness Week is a national week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities.  The Farmworker Association of Florida, along with other farmworker organizations around the country, is sponsoring FAW in order to draw attention to and support for farmworkers in the U.S. and the important contribution they make to our everyday lives.  This year, FAW is being celebrated March 27-April 2, 2011 and coincides with the birthday of legendary farmworker leader, Cesar Chavez.

In past years, students on campuses across the country have organized actions and events, from marches and rallies, to panel discussions and film showings, to creative street theater and mini-dramas, that have brought to the attention of the public the realities of the living and working conditions faced by agricultural laborers.  In Florida, churches and students at University of Florida, Stetson University, Rollins College and University of South Florida, have organized events in past years.  Building on past successes, FAW 2011 is expected to involve thousands people.  

Get creative!  Get involved!  Find out more by going to the Student Action with Farmworkers' websiteIf you would like to organize an event with FWAF, give us a call at 407-886-5151.  Justice for Farmworkers!

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