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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CIW – March for Right, Respect, and Fair Food to Publix … and on to Wendy’s

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:  On March 17th, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ 200- mile long March for Right, Respect, and Fair Food from Ft. Myers to Lakeland, FL came to a rousing conclusion with a jubilant rally outside of the Publix headquarters. More than 40 NFWM-YAYA supporters marched […]

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Justice for Tobacco Farm Workers – Update from Reynolds Shareholder Meeting

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter: 300 farm worker supporters gathered once again in May for the Reynolds Tobacco shareholders meeting in Winston-Salem, NC. With proxies provided by NFWM board members and others, more than forty Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) supporters attended the meeting to raise various farm worker issues […]

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Elvire Francois of Haiti Tells Her Story

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter: Elvire Francois, who works in the citrus groves near Fellsmere, FL, was among those who traveled to Washington, DC with fellow farm workers last April. Elvire has 3 children of her own and took in 4 children of her brother’s, who was killed in […]

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Oregon Authorizes “Driver Card”

From the 2013 Summer edition of NFWM’s News and Views Newsletter:   Oregon Farm Worker Ministry members joined PCUN, CAUSA and other Oregon immigrant advocates in celebrating the passage of a law enabling undocumented immigrants and others to access a driver’s card. The Safe Roads Act, signed by the Governor in May, will go into effect […]

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