National Farmworker Awareness Week

National Farmworker Awareness Week (NFAW) is a week of action for students and  community members to raise awareness about farmworker issues on our campuses and in our communities. In 2020 we celebrate the 21th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week (and our 3nd year hosting it at VSU) to raise awareness about farmworker conditions and to honor their important contributions to us every day.

CAMP students present the following events at VSU: 


LONG SLEEVE SHIRT DRIVE

Collected shirts will be donated to help South Georgia farmworkers protect themselves against the dangers of sun and pesticide exposure. Shirts will be donated to The Migrant Farmworker Clinic in Lakepark, GA

  • Date: Week of March 25-31
  • Preferibly slightly used, light colored, cotton (or other natural fabric.
  • Drop off locations: TBA

NATIONAL CESAR CHAVEZ BLOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE

The American Red Cross and the Migrant Students Foundation are partnering once again for the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge. This challenge is in honor of the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez and dedicated to encouraging college students to promote health, education, health and science careers, civic engagement and saving lives. The National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge is a CAMP student-lead health service-learning initiative engaging both on- and off-campus community organizations & individuals. 

  • Date and Location: Tuesday, March 24 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Student Union Ballrooms
  • Walk-ins are always welcome! To serve you faster, visit the RedCrossBlood.org and make your appointment online using sponsor code: VSU

BANDANA PROJECT & VOICES FROM THE FIELDS

The Bandana Project is a public awareness campaign aimed at addressing the issue of workplace sexual violence against farmworker women in the US. Join us and decorate white bandanas with words of encouragement, motivating statements, inspirational pictures, and art. These bandanas will be displayed at the College of Education and Human Services for the entire month of April in support of farmworker women and our commitment to ending this problem.

During this event, the CAMP students will be sharing a collection of stories, poems, essays, and drawings about their migrant and farmworking experience. Snacks will be provided.

  • Date and Location: TBA
  • Bandanas will be displayed at the College of Education and Human Services (2nd floor outside of CAMP office)

Our partners:

Student Action with Farmworkers - National Farmworker Awareness Week

Justice for Migrant Women

American Red Cross - Valdosta Donation Center

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs