March 24 – 31 marks the 14th annual celebration of National Farmworker Awareness Week. During this week, we call awareness to the millions of families that are forced apart by farm work.
Many migrant farmworkers come to the United States striving to better support their families, however this frequently means leaving loved ones behind in their country of origin. Watch and remember that the food our families share often comes at the cost of other families’ separation.
Some images/video copyright Student Action with Farmworkers.
Video by Rebecca Cray.
Videos created by undergraduate students in the spring 2013 course DOCST 332S "Farmworkers in North Carolina: Roots of Poverty, Roots of Change," in collaboration with Student Action with Farmworkers (saf-unite.org). National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for students and community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. In 2013 we celebrate the 14th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about farmworker conditions and to honor their important contributions to us every day!