The Board of Directors of the National Farm Worker Ministry held their summer meeting at Western Washington University in Bellingham Washington July 10-11th. Bellingham was chosen so that the board and staff could learn first-hand from the farm workers of Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) about their labor dispute with Sakuma Bros Farm in […]
We just mailed out our Spring newsletter that includes recent goings on with NFWM and the farm worker movement. Maybe you’re not on the mailing list yet or maybe you’d like some more copies to share with your friends and neighbors; Either way, it’s online and can be downloaded for free here!
On Saturday, March 21st, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers will host a Parade and Concert for Fair Food in St. Petersburg, Florida. Through Grammy-winning artists like Ozomatli and La Santa Cecilia, CIW & supporters will use the power of music to call for Publix and Wendy’s to recognize their responsibility to the people who harvest their produce. Both […]
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 […]
In recent years, the leadership of National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM) saw fit to respond to the need of many 40+ year old nonprofit ministries in the U.S. and begin thinking about the future of the movement. How would we transmit our rich history to the next generation? Valuable time and energy was soon put into […]
On July 26th Members of British Parliament Ian Lavery and James Sheridan participated in a fact-finding delegation to North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions for farm workers. The delegation of statesmen visited farms in the supply chain of various manufacturers – with particular attention to the supply chains of Reynolds and British […]
We all know the old adage, “out of sight, out of mind” – it is too often the case when it comes to farm workers. We forget that food does not plant, prune or harvest itself. And too many of us are unaware of the great hardships endured by the estimated two million men, women […]
NFWM was one of 75 food justice advocates to sign onto a letter to Wendy’s CEO insisting that they join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program. The letter urged Wendy’s CEO, Emil Brolock, to uphold the values of Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas and to ensure that the rights of farm workers will be […]
Farmworkers, Religious Leaders, Consumers to hold 6-Day “Fast for Fair Food” outside Publix Corporate Headquarters in Florida
NFWM’s Youth & Young Adult Network and NFWM Director Virginia Nesmith will join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and other supporters for the culmination of the CIW’s fast outside Publix corporate headquarters in Lakeland, Florida, on March 10th. For details about joining YAYA, visit the YAYA website. From the CIW press release for The Fast […]
On Human Rights Day 2010, December 10th, NFWM and YAYA organized 15 actions at JP Morgan Chase Bank locations in California and Florida in support of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee’s (FLOC) campaign to gain justice for tobacco farm workers. NFWM supporters leafleted at bank branches and spoke to branch managers, asking them to let the corporate office know that we were there.
These actions were part of a bigger day of actions organized by the Coalition Against Bank Greed and Exploitation. Actions were held at nearly 130 Chase Bank locations in 22 states.