Most farmworkers are married and/or have children; yet almost six out of ten farmworkers live apart from their immediate family members.
Farmworker Awareness Week Events
Participate in an event in honor of farmworkers!
To search for a listing of National Farmworker Awareness Week Events by zip code, see our national event calendar!
Click here for a listing of National Farmworker Awareness Events by date.
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Highlighted National Events
+ AFOP is hosting a long sleeve shirt drive across the U.S. Look up the closest drop off location to you here!
+ Watch or hold a screening of the film East of Salinas and hold a discussion. This award-winning film premiered on Independent Lens and is distributed by Bullfrog Films. Bullfrog offers licenses for single events, which permit hosts to charge admission. Book a screening here or contact Bullfrog directly to talk about other means of partnership for screenings or bulk purchase.
#NFAW 2017 Participate in our Social Media Actions.
+ Like the National Farmworker Awareness Week Facebook page!
+ Use hashtag #NFAW2017 and @farmworkerawareness when you tweet about your FAW event!
+ Use our poster image or banner image as your cover photo on Social media for the week. Download them from our Materials and Resources page.
North Carolina National Farmworker Awareness Week Events:
Monday March 20th
Sin Maíz No Hay País / Without Corn There Is No Country
McDougle Middle School Address: 900 Old Fayetteville Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
This is a day dedicated to raising awareness on where our food comes from, the issues that farmworkers face, and a history of resistance among middle school students. Ramon Zepeda will be helping facilitate activity.
Contact: Kathleen Kauffmann (919) 272-3715
Wednesday March 29th
More Than One Story / Más de una historia Exhibition Opening
UNC-Chapel Hill Davis Library: 208 Raleigh Street Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Join students, farmworkers, and organizers from SAF for a bilingual event to celebrate our exhibition of photographs and oral histoires about farmworkers in the Southeast.
Contact: Joanna Welborn (919) 660-3693
Friday March 31st
Where Does Your Food Come From?
Duke University Bryan Center Plaza, 416 Chapel Drive Durham NC 27708
Come out to the plaza to learn about farm work & the effort it takes to get fruit and vegetables to your plate.
Pick up an orange and a fact or two while you’re at it!
Contact: Daisy Almonte (910) 305-8304