Farmworkers suffer from the highest rate of toxic chemical injuries and skin disorders of any workers in the country, as well as significant rates of eye injuries.
Ideas for Action + Social Media
Ideas and Actions
Here are a few ideas of how you can take action on your campus and in your community:
- Invite a panel of farmworkers to speak on your campus or community. Contact a local farmworker union or community organization.
- Organize a teach-in or presentation about farmworker issues. You can find farmworker facts here that you can use to create a presentation. And you can use short documentaries found here.
- Host a farmworker-related film screening and discussion.
- Download our farmworker factsheets and make table tents to put in your cafeteria.
- Write letters to the editor to raise awareness among the general public. Find a template in our media guide.
- Stage a rally or march to show your solidarity with farmworkers.
- Check out SFA, CIW, PCUN, UFW, and FLOC to see what campaigns they need students and community members to support.
- Apply for a mini grant to help cover the cost of your event.
- Still not sure what to do? Check out the report of National Farmworker Awareness Week 2016
#NFAW 2017 Participate in our Social Media Actions.
+ Like the National Farmworker Awareness Week Facebook page!
+ 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.
Things to do at your events:
- Collect Photo Postcards- Take a photo of yourself holding up asign that states why you support farmworkers with your name, city, and state.
- Use our Media Guide to get your message out about your event and about farmworkers to news sources.
Speak out! Take Action in your community this spring and add your voice to the movement for farmworker justice by adding your event to the NFAW calendar hosted by the UFW. You can even search for events by zipcode or by date.