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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Megan Hines (email@example.com) for more informaton.