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The warm sun was bright and a cool breeze in the air made for perfect walking weather. Julie Taylor (NFWM’s Executive Director) put the mile march and public action ahead of us into context,” “Hear the plight of your people in the fields O Great Sower of seeds, Pruner of vines, Harvester of justice. Listen […]
The NFWM Board encountered a bump in the road – or rather a very big snow pile – on the way to holding our bi-annual winter meeting scheduled for January 21-23, 2016 in Chevy Chase MD. Winter Storm Jonas (not related to our staff person Alexandria Jonas) barreled in and about half of the expected […]
Following the National Farm Worker Ministry’s endorsement of the Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) called boycott of Sakuma Bros., Driscoll’s berries and Häagen-Dazs strawberry ice cream, we have been urging farm worker supporters to sign postcards to the companies. We have thus far received postcards from 750 people of faith and conscience around the […]
NFWM is truly humbled and honored to work in solidarity with our farm worker partners and supporters. Here’s a snapshot of the year 2015 in review. We look forward to making 2016 a year to remember in the struggle for justice for farm workers! Artistic credit for icons included is here.
The Coalition of Immokalee Workers traveled to North Carolina last week as part of their Publix Truth Tour. They held pickets at Publix stores in Asheville and Cary. North Carolinians came together with farmworkers to send a unified message to Publix, “If you want to expand into our community, you must expand your commitment to […]
Representatives of the Farm Worker Ministry Northwest and YAYA stood in solidarity with the UFW and Darilgold workers on September 2nd at a rally at Darigold headquarters in Seattle. Darigold is a farmer’s cooperative made up of more than 500 dairies. Farm workers attempted to deliver a coffin holding petitions with 38,000 signatures calling on […]
We at NFWM are very pleased to introduce Rachel Sanchez, our 2015-16 school year Duke Divinity School Ministerial Intern. Rachel started with us in September and will be with NFWM until late April. She’ll be working one full day a week in the Raleigh office and some hours from Durham, where she lives and goes […]
NFWM is proud to welcome it’s new director, Julie Taylor. Julie has a deep understanding of NFWM and its mission, informed by her 13 years of service to the organization as a member of the Board of Directors. During her tenure on the board, Julie was viewed as a dedicated, dependable and strong leader who consistently […]
By Julie Taylor On September 26th, I traveled with an NFWM delegation from Claremont to Delano, CA to celebrate with the United Farm Workers (UFW) the 50th anniversary of the first grape strike. Anniversaries remind us of our history. They convey our heritage and help to frame the legacy which we point to for inspiration, […]