Events & Conferences

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Fresh, Local and Delicious: Pescadero Grown! Opening Day a Success

From PescaderoGrown.org, “Fresh, Local and Delicious: Pescadero Grown! Opening Day a Success” 4 May 2012. PESCADERO – Luscious strawberries. Enormous onions. Baskets of kale. Goat cheese and grass-fed beef. On May 3, these mouth-watering delights drew local shoppers to the seasonal debut of Pescadero Grown!, Puente’s popular local farmers’ market. Nearly 200 locals, young and … Continue reading

Migrant Workers and Education

From News.USF.edu, University of South Florida, 5 Oct 2011. An Oct. 14 panel discussion at USF hopes to shed light on migrant workers’ struggle for education. TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 5, 2011) – The University of South Florida Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC), in partnership with the Center for Migrant Education (CME) at USF, present … Continue reading

Viewing Party: Harvesting Change: Farmworker Rights, Organized by TEDxFruitvale

From EcologyCenter.org, “Viewing Party: Harvesting Change: Farmworker Rights, organized by TEDxFruitvale” Oct 2011. Friday, October 14, 2011 Mills College in Oakland is hosting the first ever TEDxFruitvale conference (an independently organized TED event) focused on Farmworker Rights. “Harvesting Change” will bring together farmworkers, farmers, activists, artists, students, professors, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs to celebrate the people … Continue reading

Benziger Family Winery’s Earth Day Benefit for Farm Workers

April 22nd across the United States Nationally, consumers can celebrate Earth Day compliments of Benziger Family Winery retailers by sampling “green flights” of wine. In addition, at their Glen Ellen winery Benziger will also donate 100% of net tasting room profits on Earth Day to the local farm worker community for the fifth annual year through Sonoma Valley’s La … Continue reading

Living the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

From WhiteHouse.gov, The White House Blog, “Living the Legacy of Cesar Chavez” by Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, 31 Mar 2011. Today, I joined President Obama in welcoming the family of Cesar Chavez to the White House.  On what would have been his 83rd birthday, the President honored his family and his life’s work … Continue reading

Recap: The Real Food Challenge’s 3rd Annual Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit

From Blog.GALE.com, Getting to GREENR, “Recap: The Real Food Challenge’s 3rd Annual Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit” by Laura Stephenson, 28 Mar 2011. Nearly a month ago, around 175 students from universities in the Southeast gathered at the University of Georgia’s (UGA) campus to talk about food for the third annual Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit … Continue reading

Panel Looks at Haitian Labor Conditions, Human Trafficking in Florida

From News.UFL.edu, University of Florida,”Panel looks at Haitian labor conditions, human trafficking in Florida” by Paul Ortiz, 28 Mar 2011. Haitian Labor Enslaved: From Haiti to Florida! GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As part of 2011 National Farm Worker Awareness week, the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida is sponsoring a panel discussion March 30 … Continue reading

Holiday Marks Efforts to Help Those in Need

From Coloradoan.com, “Holiday marks efforts to help those in need” by Tony Frank, 27 Mar 2011. [Colorado]–March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day, a Colorado holiday honoring the memory of a great American leader and role model. Chavez was a crusader, a civil rights leader and a humanitarian – a religious and spiritual mentor, a community … Continue reading

AFOP: National Farmworker Awareness Week

From AFOP.Wordpress.com, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, “National Farmworker Awareness Week” by David Strauss, AFOP’s Executive Director, 25 Mar 2011. Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) commemorates this coming week—National Farmworker Awareness Week—as well as the celebration of the birthday and legacy of Cesár Chávez.  From March 27 through April 2, students, community members, congregations, and organizations … Continue reading

NFWM: Farmworker Awareness Week

National Farm Worker Ministry commemorates Farmworker Awareness Week (FAW) with a nation-wide week of action for students, community members, and congregations to raise awareness about farm worker issues during the week of Cesar Chavez’ birthday. The week honors his legacy as a leader of the farm worker movement. NFWM and NFWM-YAYA are co-sponsors of the … Continue reading

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