Student Action with Farmworkers Activist Leadership Training

Starting Date: 02-27-2004
Ending Date: 02-28-2004

Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
142 Crescent Ave.
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
United States
Come enjoy a full day of marching and rallying with 100 members of the Coalition of Immokolee Workers and hundreds of other local and regional supporters. Then participate in workshops conducted by Coalition members, local and national farmworker organizations including SAF.

Do you work for farmworker justice on your campus?
Are you a new volunteer or staff person at a farmworker agency?
Are you out of ideas, or need a space to brainstorm with others about how to raise awareness of farmworkers in your community?
Are you tired of huge conferences and want to discuss current farmworker issues with a small intimate group of activists?

Then be one of 30 students and young people to participate in SAF’s Activist Leadership Training (SALT). At the two-day training, you will march and rally with Florida farmworkers and learn about farmworker demographics, agricultural issues, slavery in the fields, the Taco Bell boycott, current legislation, and environmental and health issues affecting farmworkers. You will also have time to do some strategic planning for raising awareness about farmworkers on your campus and in your community. This is a great networking opportunity for your campus group or community organization.

Register now for this exciting opportunity! Just $25 pays for lunch on Saturday, workshops and training materials. Free housing may be available. Register by February 20, 2004.

For more information contact: Laxmi Haynes, SAF National Student Organizer, 919-660-3660

Tentative Program Agenda

Friday, February 27, 2004

Morning Check-in/meet participants
9:00-3:00pm Gather at PCUSA, March with Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) through Louisville
3:00-5:00pm CIW Rally at YUM! Headquarters
6pm Dinner with CIW
6:30-7:00pm Registration and Welcome, SAF
7:00-8:00pm Modern-Day Slavery in the Fields & Taco Bell Boycott, CIW
8:00-9:00pm Farmworkers and Family Farmers Discuss Corporate Control, CIW, Agricultural Missions, Community Farm Alliance(CFA)

Saturday, February 28, 2004
Fellowship Hall of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
142 Crescent Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206

8:00-9:00am Breakfast on your own
9:00-9:45am Welcome/Intros, Icebreaker, SAF
10:00-11:00am Overview of Farmworker Issues
11:15-11:45am Overview of SAF
12:00-1:00pm Effective Ways to Support Farmworkers: Participants Share Personal Experiences and Campaigns/Projects
1:00-2:00pm Lunch provided by SAF
2:00-3:00pm Farmworker Health Workshop
3:15-4:15pm Immigration Workshop, Ron Russell, Immigration Attorney
4:15-4:45pm Free Time
4:45-5:45pm Workshop TBA-Human Trafficking or Skills Building or Film and Discussion
6:00-6:45pm Future Planning/Share Plans (Farmworker Awareness Week 2004), SAF
7:00-7:45pm Reflection/Evaluation, SAF
8:00pm Dinner on your own/Fun Time

Geographical Scope: National

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