Harvest of Justice

Harvest of Justice is an opportunity to raise consciousness, commitment & contributions for farm workers!

 

 


Come together for prayers, actions, events and giving!

The Harvest of Justice program is a way to educate your faith community, family, and peers about farm worker issues. You can take action by getting together with your community and raising awareness about farmworkers.

  • Consider setting aside a space for prayer/reflection in your weekly gatherings. Include farm worker facts to accompany these prayers/reflections.
  • Host a simple meal to raise awareness and funds for farm worker advocacy.
  • Raise farm workers’ struggles in your congregation’s “Mission Minute” and include NFWM in a special giving.
  • Or you can be creative about how to honor and learn about farm workers’ into your community!

 

 


The Harvest of Justice season.

The Harvest of Justice Season falls between Labor Day and World Food Day (October 16).

Labor Day in America focuses on our country’s labor movement and the many ways that US workers have given their toil to make our country prosper. Farm workers are among them. It is a fitting beginning to the Harvest of Justice season. And we end with World Food Day, an annual recognition of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations founding in 1945. Primarily observed by organizations concerned with food security, we recognize that many farm workers are themselves in need of food despite the fact that they pick fruits and vegetables for the rest of us.

 

 


Observe Harvest of Justice

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Since the very first ‘Harvest of Justice’ soup and education program several years ago, the people of St. Pius V Catholic Church learned that calling for justice for farm workers is not a one time event. Understanding and responding to the need for safe working conditions and just wages for the men, women, and even children who labor in the fields has become an integral and ongoing feature of our community’s life of faith that does justice. There are many immigrants and refugees in our parish community, and it is always inspiring to see their generous and caring responses to promote justice for farmworkers as they themselves have known difficulties of a similar nature.  At the end of each ‘Harvest Of Justice’ event, I am aware that Life has a way of criss-crossing the ties that bind us together and helps us understand that in our perceived separateness, we are truly ONE.”                         

-Sister Gen Cassani, School Sisters of Notre Dame