Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Immigration Reform
Thursday, April 4th at 4:00pm
100 East Sybelia Ave.,
Maitland, FL 32751
Faith, Families & Farm Workers
Come Together to Ask Congressman Mica to
Say Yes to Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship,
Say Yes to Keeping Families Together &
Say Yes to Our Community!
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Thanks for the 6th General Assembly
On Sunday, March 17, 2013, FWAF held its 6th General Assembly in the farmworker community of Apopka, Florida. The purpose of the statewide General Assembly, held every five years, is to:
Refocus on FWAF’s mission, vision, and objectives.
Identify and prioritize issues impacting farmworker communities, as presented by local delegations from each of the Farmworker Association’s five regional areas.
Reorganize the priorities of the Farmworker Association, based on community-identified issues, to direct FWAF’s work for the next five years.
The top three priority issues impacting farmworkers and low-income immigrants, as identified by FWAF’s communities, include: immigration and the need for immigration reform; health and safety in the workplace/pesticide exposure; and economic issues, such as the need for better wages and benefits. The General Assembly was attended by approximately 300 persons, which included farmworker families, as well as representatives from supportive organizations, including: Rural Coalition, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Pesticide Action Network of North America, United Farm Workers, Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, State Voices – Florida, National Farm Worker Ministry, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Florida Legal Services, El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas, National Immigrant Farming Initiative, National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association, Federation of Southern Cooperatives, War on Poverty – Florida, and La Via Campesina of North America. In addition, 2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the Farmworker Association of Florida! We are proud to be celebrating 30 years of positive and constructive work in, with, and for farmworker communities around the state.
General Assembly on March 17th
MARCH 17, 2013
John Bridges Community Center
445 W 13th St Apopka, FL 32703
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The General Assembly will advance FWAF’s mission to build power within farmworker and rural low-income communities to respond to and gain control over the social, political, economic, workplace, health, and environmental justice issues impacting their lives.
Celebrating 30 years - 1983 - 2013
Whose Pastures of Plenty?
At food voices blog
Every year, thousands of people cross the border from Mexico into the United States to find work in fields that stretch from Maine to Michigan to California to Florida. Each individual's story is different, yet they all come with a dream of a better life. Unfortunately, many struggle while basic human rights are withheld. The first tenet of food sovereignty is that food is a basic human right. "Food: A Basic Human Right. Everyone must have access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food in sufficient quantity and quality to sustain a healthy life with full human dignity."