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2014 Summer Board Meeting and Benefit Dinner

The weekend of August 15-16, 2014, National Farm Worker Ministry staff, board members and guests gathered at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina for the 2014 Summer Board Meeting. On Friday morning, board members held a short service of blessing for the new national office now located at 112 Cox Avenue in Raleigh.  Following the […]

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Standing in the Gap with Farm Workers

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:   Standing in the Gap with Farm Workers “Today, as we become aware of the suffering experienced by those who harvest our food, we become uncomfortable at our tables. As we get involved with farm workers in their struggle for self-determination and empowerment, we […]

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform – The Time is NOW!

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter: The great majority of farm workers who harvest the food we enjoy daily and who are the backbone of our multi- billion dollar agricultural industry, lack legal status in this country. In the fields, labor camps, and rural towns across the country, NFWM Staff […]

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House Bill H.R. 1773: A Disaster for Farm Workers & US Policy

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:  The agricultural labor provisions of the Senate Bill are the result of a compromise between the UFW and all of the nation’s major grower associations representing both large and small farms. Both sides made concessions to reach the agreement. However, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, (R, […]

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YAYA in Action .. more news than fits in this News & Views

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:   NFWM’s Youth & Young Adult Network are getting it done — from Tampa to Lakeland to Fellsmere to all around the state of Florida; from Washington D.C. to North Carolina to New York City — and still they have the energy to host the […]

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Betty Wolcott & Bob Edgar—PRESENTE!

Sister of St. Francis of Assisi Betty Wolcott died this past December. I first crossed paths with Betty in 1976 in LA, where she worked in the UFW office for years. She rejoined the farm worker movement in 1988 as NFWM Co -Director serving in the Delano office with her fellow community member and friend […]

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NFWM Announces Upcoming Departure of Virginia Nesmith, Executive Director

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:  The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) Board of Directors announces the departure later this summer of our esteemed Executive Director Virginia Nesmith. For 15 years Virginia has been a relentless leader of NFWM, steering its staff, board and supporters through a whirlwind of victories, […]

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NFWM National Office Moving to North Carolina this Fall

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:  Along with a transition to a new Executive Director, (see NFWM Announces Upcoming Departure of Virginia Nesmith, Executive Director), NFWM will move its national office to the Triangle area of North Carolina this Fall. The move means we will be doing our national work […]

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Pinellas Support Committee’s Annual Strawberry Festival

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:  In April, the Pinellas Support Committee of NFWM held their annual Strawberry Festival. This year’s program honored PSC member Dave Haney and former NFWM organizer, Bert Perry. For many years, Dave helped organize the Christmas Toy Drive and community Posadas for farm worker camps […]

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Farmworker Association of Florida’s General Assembly & 30th Anniversary

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:   The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) held its 6th General Assembly in Apopka in March. Nearly 300 people attended, including Arturo Rodriguez of the United Farm Workers and Maria Rodriguez of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, as well as NFWM staff Bert Perry and Susan Alan […]

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P.O. Box 10645
112 Cox Ave., Suite 208
Raleigh, NC 27605
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