FWAF Celebrates 40 Years of Social Justice
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Farmworker Awareness Week!
National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for communities and individuals to bring attention to farmworkers and honor them for the contributions they make to our daily lives.
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FWAF at Food Chain Workers Alliance Summit
A shout out to the great Summit by the Food Chain Workers Alliance and FWAF Staff's participation in the Summit - Maria Carmona, Maria Martinez, Yesica Ramirez, Neza Xiuhtecutli, and FWAF Board member, Benita Lozano for bringing our farmworker community members' issues, realities and struggles to the Summit in California! FWAF staff gave a presentation on our years long research study with Emory University, and joined FCWA members in actions in support of workers around the country. Great solidarity and strategic planning event with food chain workers across the country! We are so proud of you all and so grateful for everyone's great work for social, economic, environmental, worker, and climate justice! Sí, Se Puede! Adelante!
Homestead Celebrates 30 Years!
FWAF celebrated the 30th Anniversary of our Homestead office! Here are some weekend highlights noted by our General Coordinator, Nezahualcoyotl Xiuhtecutli: The mayor of Miami-Dade County Daniella Levine-Cava was present, we honored some of our closest partners, like the consulates of Mexico and El Salvador, the American Friends Service Committee, FLIC, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. and United Healthcare. We also recognized the long-standing service of some of our members including Justina Ramirez, Ofelia Aguilar, and Catalina Mayorga, and Lucia Quej. We also highlighted the work that FWAF has been doing since its founding around climate justice and the history of how the office in Homestead as a response to Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
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