Preparing for FWJD
Engaging with this preparation for Farmworker Justice Day is crucial to respect C2C, Familias Unidas for La Justicia, and other activists’ labor that goes into educating us. These leaders have already covered a wide array of topics that intersect with farm labor and justice that you can access throughout the website, and on their websites and facebook pages. On this page, we have gathered a few focal resources to choose from. You can gain familiarity with other key topics in the movement by navigating the “Resources” drop-down arrow, or by checking out past Farmworker Justice Day recordings.
En La Lucha film
Excerpt from C2C’s Website:
“En La Lucha” is a documentary film created by Evergreen alums Ry Feder Pruett, Katryna Newman, and Jorge Bex. Over the last two years, Pruett, Newman, and Bex have followed C2C and FUJ, gathering footage of our movement and documenting historic moments, as well as intimate interviews and portraits of powerful leaders. Through sharing the story of this fight from the perspective of the farmworkers and organizers, they aim to share information and hope for all those in the fight for farmworker justice. The film is set to be released later this year.
For more information, visit: https://enlaluchafilm.wixsite.com/documentary
An Introduction to C2C:
This incredible article from WhyHunger, another food justice organization and member of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, provides important insight into Community to Community’s ongoing work, formation, and organizing model.
David Bacon articles:
David Bacon is a photojournalist, labor organizer, and long-time ally of Washington farmworker organizers at C2C and Familias Unidas por la Justicia. He has covered a plethora of events within the movement: from FUJ’s contract negotiations with Sakuma Bros Berry Farm, to the impacts of NAFTA on farmers in Mexico.
This article on the H-2A program and the history of guest work in the U.S. is critical in the time of national discussions on expanding the program, through the Farm Workforce Modernization Act which C2C, FUJ, and many other farmworker justice organizations strongly oppose. You can sign your name in opposition of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act here.
Farmworkers Need Families, Not Deportation and Exploitation Another resource on the resistance to our unjust food system structure, this article urges congress not to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, but instead end H-2A and make migration safe and documentation accessible for all people.
For people who are new to farmworker justice, this presentation by Evergreen student Maddi Parvankin of the Farmworker Justice Solidarity Collective covers some basics about farm work in WA, the H-2A program, and how activists have resisted these oppressive conditions and created more sustainable agricultural models.
Videos from C2C website:
Take some time to scroll through the remaining videos to check out more of C2C’s incredible actions.