WHY is there a National Farmworker Awareness Week? FAN joins organizations and individuals across the country this week to honor farmworkers and their families, raise awareness about issues affecting them, demand safe and just working and living conditions, and call for an end to unfair treatment under the law.
HOW can you participate? We invite you to take a brief moment each day to think about the lives of farmworkers and their families who harvest our food. Every day has a different theme connected to farmworker justice, with multimedia information to learn more, and steps to take action for the related issue. Visit and ‘Like’ the National Facebook page for this special week and spread the word.
TODAY’s theme is worker unity. “In 1966, Cesar Chavez and a group of strikers set out on a 340-mile march from Delano to Sacramento to draw attention to the plight of farm workers, and during this strike the union won its first contract.” We honor the long legacy of workers organizing in the U.S. and call attention to the importance of unions in advancing worker rights—see images of these struggles in action, and learn more, in this short video.
The power of farmworker organizing comes to the big screen across the country this Friday! Don’t miss the premier of the major motion picture Cesar Chavez on March 28th – organize a movie meet-up like this one in Durham, NC!