Farmworker Awareness Week Events

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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 host a film screening and hold a discussion. Use our sample agenda with links to videos, discussion prompts, interactive activities, and action steps you can share with your audience.

#NFAW 2019 Participate in our Social Media Actions.

+ Like the National Farmworker Awareness Week Facebook page and share our daily messages.
+ Follow us on Instagram @farmworkerawareness as our partners each take a day of the week to highlight the work of their organization through our "Pasa la Papa" Instagram takeover.

+ Use hashtag #NFAW2019 and @farmworkerawareness when you tweet about your NFAW 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:

+ Send in your local NC event information to SAF here.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 11am to 12:30pm
Film screening of Harvest of Dignity and discussion to follow
The Lighthouse Project, 202 N Tarboro Street, Raleigh, NC 27610
Join us for lunch at the Lighthouse Project and learn the history of farmworkers in NC. Watch a short film and hear from a panel of outreach, health workers, and faith leaders.
RSVP here
Contact: Salma Syed

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 2:00pm
Farmworkers Expo / Activity Day
Episcopal Farmworker Ministry, 2989 Easy Street, Dunn, NC 28334
Join us for an afternoon of educational and interactive adult and kids activities to raise awareness about farmworkers and their contributions.
Contact: Maria Carbajal

Monday, March 25, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm | Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 6:00-8:00pm
Postcard Writing to Legislators
NC State University, Daniels Hall Room 334 111 Lampe Dr. Raleigh, NC 27601
Come write a postcard to your representatives to ask for more preventive pesticide practices and hold farmers more accountable to injuries caused to farmworkers who've experienced pesticide exposure
Contact: Ruby Arellano

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 1:30-3:00pm
Film Screening & Interactive Discussion
NE Lecture Hall, Wake Tech North Campus, 6600 Louisburg Rd.
Join us for two documentary shorts and an interactive discussion on farmworker issues and how you can be involved in the movement for justice in agriculture.
Contact: Bianca Olivares

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 4:30-6:00pm
Exhibition Opening, Readers' Theater & Panel Discussion
East Carolina University Joyner Library, 1000 E 5th St, Greenville, NC 27858
Opening reception for the exhibition Más de una historia/ More Than One Story. Enjoy a readers' theater of documentary quotes from the exhibition, an interactive panel discussion featuring local researchers, farmworker advocates and students, refreshments, and opportunities to engage and take action. Free and open to the public, bilingual program.
RSVP here
Contact: Joanna Welborn

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm
Discussion of the Agricultural Worker Program Act
Duke University, Gray 228
Discussion of Senator Feinstein's Agricultural Worker Program Act, a federal bill introduced to give undocumented immigrants and farmworkers a path to legal employment and citizenship via a "blue card." Clermont F. Ripley from the North Carolina Justice Center and Daisy Almonte, a current board member on Student Action with Farmworkers will lead the discussion.
Contact: Alyson Diaz

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 7:00-8:00pm
Film screening with guest speaker Melinda Wiggins, Executive Director of Student Action with Farmworkers

UNC-Chapel Hill, Gardner Hall, Room 10

Join us for the film screening and guest speaker discussion of "Harvest of Dignity." You can also find us in the Pit on Monday, March 25th for more information about National Farmworker Awareness week.  Hope to see you there!
Contact: Brittany Broome

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 4:30-5:30pm
FLOC Sidewalk Picket at Circle K Headquarters

Coastal Carolina Circle K Offices, 1100 Situs Ct. #100, Raleigh, NC 27606
Voice your support for FLOC's boycott of VUSE products to Circle-K corporate folks as they leave work. Emphasize the request to Circle-K that they pull VUSE products from their shelves.
RSVP here

Thursday, March 28th, 2019 | 7:00pm
Film screening of La Cosecha

A/perature 311 W 4th St., Winston Salem NC, 27101

The Center for Worker Health in conjunction with the Department of Community and Family Medicine is organizing a free screening of the film The Harvest/La Cosecha.This is a free event; however, registration is required due to limited seating. Follow this link to register.
Contact: Taylor Arnold

Friday, March 29th, 2019 | 10:00am-7:00pm
One World Market Stop & Shop Percentage Day

811 Ninth Street Suite 100, Durham, North Carolina 27705
In honor of National Farmworker Awareness Week, One World Market is donating 10% of your entire purchase to SAF on Friday March 29. Come out to support two local nonprofits and find incredible fair trade treasures!
Contact: Bianca Olivares

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 | 11am-7:00pm
Farmworker's Carne Asada
East La Porte River Access Park, NC-107, Cullowhee, NC 28723
Vecinos is hosting a cookout gathering for our farmworker patients to interact with one another and their community. During the event patients will be able to relax, enjoy food, and learn more about self care and mental health.
Contact: Jessica Rodriguez

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 | 1:00pm-7:00pm
Manos Unidas Farmworker Volleyball Tournament and Potluck
Sweet Berry Farms, 1824 Moores Swamp Rd. Ivanhoe, NC 28447
We will be playing volleyball and soccer and sharing a potluck with farmworkers at a camp that we work with. All are welcome and are encouraged to bring friends and food to share.
Contact: Kirsten Alfaro



Bianca Olivares
Grassroots Organizer