If you are passionate about food justice and interested in where your food comes from, then this is the perfect spring break for you. Throughout the week you’ll learn about the agribusiness system and how farm workers are often excluded from labor protections. The program goes beyond merely educating participants on the issues; you will also gain the tools to be an advocate for farm workers’ rights and issues.
While the program is focused on issues within the agricultural industry, the discussions on legislative activism, how to be an ally, and engaging your campus are helpful starting points for anyone interested in furthering other social justice issues. The program will feature a talk on “The Impact of Border Patrol & Immigration Policies”; considering that immigration reform is one of the most contentious issues in America today, we could all use more information on how immigration policies have very real consequences in the world around us.
The cost of the entire program is $250. However, there are scholarships available, and the deadline (February 15) has been extended since there are still a few spots available. Check out the Rural & Migrant Ministry blog and website for an idea of the work that RMM does, then get in touch with Katia Chapman if this is the way you would like to spend your spring break!