National Farmworker Awareness Week – 2017
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 2017 we celebrate the 18th Annual National Farmworker Awareness Week to raise awareness about farmworker conditions and to honor their important contributions to us every day.
Throughout the year, Proteus works to increase awareness of the farmworkers in the Midwest. During this annual event, additional attention is focused on the work of our nation’s farmworkers.
Take part in our long-sleeved shirt drive during this week. Several of our offices and partner organizations will be collecting new and gently-used long sleeved shirts. These donations will be distributed to local farmworkers to help protect them from the sun and pesticides.
Learn more about this annual event at: Student Action with Farmworkers.