The Alliance for Fair Food is a national network of people working in partnership with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for farmworker justice.
Growing the Light: Advent Reflections on Farmworker Justice
This Advent, join unwavering allies of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), Rev. Brian McLaren, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis in preparing to grow the light of farmworker justice throughout the new year. The season of Advent draws us into a time of anticipation and preparation with all who long for release from oppression. Through the Fair Food Program (FFP), the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, together with student and faith allies, kindles the flame of justice for farmworkers in the tomato fields of Immokalee and now on farms across seven states. Sign up today to receive this weekly Advent reflection series and its calls to action in solidarity with farmworkers!
The Advent season lines up with one of the busiest months of harvest in the tomato fields of Immokalee, where 90% of winter time tomatoes consumed in the US are grown. Farmworkers employed by growers participating in the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program can count on this: guaranteed bathroom and water breaks, time clocks, no theft of wages, and a grievance process to report sexual abuse and any violations of the worker-designed standards without retribution. For those who work in fields that do not participate in the Fair Food Program, none of these protections are guaranteed.
But the light is growing! Every day the number of people demanding fair food grows, led by the voices of farmworkers. Your light - energy, joy, and commitment - is needed. Sign up for Growing the Light: Advent Reflections on Farmworker Justice, share it with others in your congregation or community of faith, and prayerfully take action to prepare the way for the new reign of justice born this Christmas season.