FWAF Community Organizers Elvira Carvajal and Claudia Gonzalez attended the Homestead-Miami Speedway pre-race ceremony as special guests. The Speedway has awarded FWAF a grant in the amount of $10,000 to support the establishment of a community garden by and for farmworker families. Land for the garden is being provided by the City of Florida City.
Members and volunteers of the Fellsmere Community Garden (established in 2010) have begun selling excess fruits, vegetables, and herbs at the new Fellsmere Farmers Market. Here, FWAF Community Organizer Yolanda Gomez sets up the table for the market on Saturday, November 9. The proceeds from the sales contribute to the sustainability of the garden, which provides locally-grown, chemical-free produce to more than 100 families in the farmworker community. Through this project, farmworkers are using their growing knowledge to benefit their own families and community by improving access to good, healthy, clean fresh foods!
“Orlando Fifteen” Immigration Reform Leaders and “Original” DREAMers Arrested in Act of Civil Disobedience
After New York City’s “Varick Ten” blocked the street today, sixteen immigration advocates and moms of DREAMers in downtown Orlando hold civil disobedience action to escalate national pressure on Speaker Boehner to clear the path for immigration reform.
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From Food Chain Workers Alliance