With each visit we make to a grocery store or supermarket, we are greeted by store signs advertising the low prices of the food we eat. As consumers, we often don't know or remember that those low prices come at the expense of farmworkers. For National Farmworkers Awareness Week, Student Action with Farmworkers offers us a reminder that "a food system which is cheap but is built on the backs of poor is not moral and is not sustainable."
Video by Katie Jones.
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!