Immigration policy has been a prominent political topic ever since the previous presidential race. Often absent from this conversation, though, is the connection between immigration policy and food policy. In a country where 71 percent of farmworkers are foreign-born or immigrants and play an invaluable role in our food and agricultural system, it is essential to understand the links between the current immigration policies put forth by the Trump administration and the food and agricultural system in the United States.
Rural & Migrant Ministry's Sowing Seeds of Justice Reception, Dinner & Youth Symposium
Please join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of our Youth Empowerment Program at our
Annual Sowing Seeds of Justice Reception & Dinner at
St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church
82 Prospect Street, White Pains, NY
The Youth Arts Group Symposium will be held at
RMM will be represented by Jose Chapa at the Just Food Conference in NYC with a 2:50pm Advocacy Work Session entitled: Fighting Back Along the Food Chain: Food Workers Building Resilient Movements
Dear friends and allies, Please join Rural & Migrant Ministry on February 6, 2017 at 10AM in Albany as we thank Governor Cuomo for his recent stance on protecting New York progressive values, and ask him to PROTECT THOSE WHO FEED NEW YORK. We will hear from the new state senators sponsoring the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act in the State Senate, as well as Assemblywoman Nolan who has been the champion of the bill in the State Assembly.
Please join us for all or part of an inspiring day: Harvesting Justice. The theme for 2016 is Farmworker Women.
Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 4-6 p.m. (symposium); 6-8:30 p.m. (reception and dinner)
Place: Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY
Find out more, or buy tickets HERE.
JUSTICE FOR FARMWORKERS CAMPAIGN
- This year’s session will end most likely at the end of this week. Which means if the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act is to come to the floor for a vote – it must happen immediately.
- We have 29 sponsors. (And two Republicans who have voted for it in the past). We really need to get to 32. So just one more.
Where we stand
- Call the Governor’s office: 1-518-474-8390
End of Session Focus
Harvesting Justice Symposium
Creating Opportunities for Immigrant Youth
Featuring the award winning film: DREAMers Among US (Winner of Best Documentary Short at the Hudson Valley International Film Festival and the Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival)