It’s Farmworker Awareness Week

farmworker awareness week

It’s the 16th annual National Farmworker Awareness Week (March 24-31). Today, there are an estimated 2-3 million men, women, and children who work in the fields in the United States. 85% of the fruits and vegetables we eat here are hand-picked by them. A new documentary, Food Chains, is trying to do its part to help encourage dialogue and support the numerous campaigns for farmworker justice. Just this week, Food Chains was nominated for a James Beard Award in the Special/Documentary category. And, this week only, you can watch the film on iTunes for only 99 cents. Other ways you can participate?
  • Click here to watch and share their PSA.
  • There’s also a short film on pesticide awareness that Earthjustice released.
  • You can check out their Facebook page to learn more.
  • They’re also hosting 60 screenings of Food Chains for the next 2 weeks.