Justice for Migrant Women (J4MW) is partnering with Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) to celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW), a week of action to raise awareness about farmworkers, the work they do, and the challenges they face. Each year, NFAW is celebrated from March 25 through March 31 by local and national farmworker-serving organizations from across the country and allies. This year, National Farmworker Awareness Week takes place after we have endured one year of the COVID-19 pandemic -- now is the time to push for change alongside farmworkers.
Join us in our week of advocacy and action on behalf of farmworkers! Download our digital toolkit and show your support of farmworkers on social media throughout the week.
In 2021, we celebrate the 22nd National Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about farmworker conditions and to honor their important contributions to us every day. In partnership with Student Action with Farmworkers, Justice for Migrant Women is hosting a virtual celebration for farmworkers to initiate this week of action for national and local partner organizations.
During National Farmworker Awareness Week, Justice for Migrant Women will kick off our 2021 #PhenomenalFarmworker Campaign, in which we will share stories of current and former farmworkers on social media to highlight the wonderful work they do.
To read this year's new #PhenomenalFarmworker stories, visit Justice for Migrant Women's Facebook or Instagram pages. Follow along with us (@mujerxsrising) throughout the week and re-tweet, share and re-post the stories of each #PhenomenalFarmworker we highlight.
Share your farmworker story with us by filling out our form. If your story is selected to be featured in our #PhenomenalFarmworker Campaign, we will send you our exclusive "Phenomenal Farmworker" t-shirt. Once you receive your t-shirt, take a picture wearing your shirt, and this photo will be featured on social media with your farmworker story.
We invite all current and former farmworkers to join our #PhenomenalFarmworker Campaign!
Justice for Migrant Women has joined with Hispanics In Philanthropy to raise funds to help meet the basic health and safety needs of America’s farmworkers and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Money raised through the fund is being disbursed to over 50 farmworker-serving organizations across the United States and in Puerto Rico to help provide food, formula, diapers, cash assistance and other support to farmworkers during this crisis.
Donate online here or send a check made payable to "Hispanics In Philanthropy" with the check memo line noting "Farmworkers’ Pandemic Relief Fund." Please mail checks to Hispanics In Philanthropy at 414 13th Street, Suite 200, Oakland, CA 94612.
The Bandana Project is a public awareness campaign aimed at addressing the issue of workplace sexual violence against farmworker women in the United States. It is an art-activism and advocacy project that serves as a healing tool for women across the U.S., Mexico and other countries. Community members, community organizations, advocates, governmental representatives, lawyers, anti-sexual violence activists and many others decorate white bandanas with words of encouragement, motivating statements, inspirational pictures and art. These bandanas are then hung in a public place as a visible demonstration of our support for farmworker women and our commitment to ending this problem.
To learn more about the campaign, become a partner and/or download our digital toolkit, click here.
As an organization working alongside and on behalf of migrant women, including farmworkers, Justice for Migrant Women is committed to advancing women's economic and physical security. We are calling on our elected officials to expand rights to farmworkers, expand access to safety and well-being for survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking, and pursue humane immigration policies.
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