March 2010 Archives

Casa Sol trip-The Windy City

From Friday March 26th-Sunday March 28th, 2010 Soler@s and staff drove to Chi-town for a fabulous learning and group bonding experience! Sights visited included: National Mexican Art Museum, Casa Aztlan, Bombazo-Afro-Caribbean drumming, Millennium Park and Chinatown. What a whirlwind! More pics soon!

Casa Sol 2010 at Millennium Park and Chinatown
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CARAVAN TO FARMWORKER FREEDOM MARCH in FL

Hey everyone,

Fair Food Twin Cities is organizing a caravan from the Twin Cities to join
the Farmworker Freedom March in Florida (see below for more info)...anyone
interested in joining? Or know anyone who might be? We're exploring funding options now...

CARAVAN TO FARMWORKER FREEDOM MARCH

Fair Food Twin Cities is organizing a caravan to drive to the Farmworker
Freedom March with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) in Florida. The
march is April 16-18�the caravan will leave the Twin Cities on Thursday,
April 15 in the morning, and get back on Monday, April 19 in the evening. It
will cost $225-300 per person (including food, lodging, transportation and
everything), depending on how many people join us. If you would like to
join the march, please contact Brian Payne ASAP to reserve a spot for
yourself.

For more information on the march, see the CIW website at:
http://www.ciw-online.org/freedom_march/index.html

For more information on the Twin Cities caravan, contact Brian Payne at
612-859-5750, or brianpayneyvp@gmail.com

National Farmworker Awareness Week is March 29-April 2!

Commemorating the March 31st birthday of the great labor leader Cesar Chavez, organizations across the country are hosting a week of action to bring attention to the plight of farmworkers in the United States. Through National Farmworker Awareness Week 2010, we celebrate 11 years of bringing together thousands of people to take action and raise awareness about the conditions of the men, women, and children who harvest our food. We take action to call for dignity now.

Farmworker advocates, religious leaders, students, labor activists, consumers and environmental health professionals will host rallies, marches, petition drives, panel discussions, film screenings and other events to recognize the vital contributions of agricultural workers to our economy.

Here at the University of MN, students in Chicano Studies class 3374, Migrant Farmworkers: Family, Work and Advocacy in collaboration with La Raza student cultural center will host a film series, an educational event in St. Paul and support the Dine with Dignity campaign as part of this year's actions. Contact Israel Pinner (pinne003@umn.edu) or Megan Hines (hine0080@umn.edu) for more informaton.

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