On this day, we celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader and pioneer, Cesar Chavez. A first-generation American, former child farmworker, WW-II Navy Veteran, and community organizer, Cesar Chavez lived a life of voluntary poverty which speaks to his honor and nobility as a historic Mexican-American figure. Chavez founded The Farm Workers Movement… Read More →
National Farmworker Awareness Week
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by: Chris Liu-Beers, Former Program Associate Farmworkers play a vital role in cultivating the food we eat every day, and North Carolina has one of the largest farmworker populations in the nation. even though 85% of our fresh fruits and vegetables are harvested by hand, farmworkers remain largely invisible. OVERVIEW OF FARM WORK Agricultural labor… Read More →
Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm is rooted in the values of nourishment, freedom, and reciprocity. The farm is a space for communal healing between plant, animal, and human. Practicing reciprocity for the land and the community is our attempt to grow toward sovereignty. The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm visions a just… Read More →
On the 2017 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Declaration, formally adopted in 2007, is an international human rights instrument that sets a standard for the protection of indigenous rights. UNDRIP addresses the most significant issues affecting indigenous… Read More →
Historically, the term to describe the colonized + oppressed people that suffered to support and sustain the United States food system has changed many times however the essence remains. Native American and African slaves were the original farmworkers in the United States, Caribbean, and other European colonized areas that served as the main exporters of… Read More →