NFWM Board & Staff Meet in Los Angeles July 30 & 31

2010 NFWM Board Meeting - Los Angeles, CA by Alexandria Jones (38)_1.JPGThe board & staff of NFWM met in Los Angeles the weekend of July 30 & 31, 2010. On the 30th, we traveled north to the area around Arvin and met with farm workers and UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta.

2010 NFWM Board Meeting - Los Angeles, CA by Alexandria Jones (54).JPG

2010 NFWM Board Meeting - Los Angeles, CA by Alexandria Jones (60).JPGWe then went to the edge of a grape vineyard and held a prayer vigil honoring those workers who have died working in the heat of California fields in recent years.

From there we went to Bakersfield, where NFWM President Felix Garza was featured speaker at an Immigration rally on the day that Arizona’s anti-immigrant bill was to go into effect. Before leaving Bakersfield, we had dinner at Believers in Jesus church and heard from several Giumarra workers. 2010 NFWM Board Meeting - Los Angeles, CA by Alexandria Jones (71).JPG

We then traveled back to our conference site, Mt. St, Mary’s College. We were delighted to be joined throughout the weekend by co-founder of the Orange County Interfaith Committee to Aid Farmworkers and former NFWM board member, Jeanne Giordano and her husband Roy.2010 NFWM Board Meeting - Los Angeles, CA by Alexandria Jones (30).JPG

For more photos of the weekend, click HERE.

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