Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 4:30 AM – 5 AM until
Starting at 1431 Sunset Ave, Ferndale, WA 98248-8914, United States
Join farmworker leaders from Community to Community (C2C) and Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) in an historic march in rural Whatcom County. The march starts with a sunrise ceremony and mistica at Customs and Border Patrol facility in Ferndale, and will proceed past several worksites where H2A workers have been contracted. Then march south on Meridian to Bakerview Rd in Bellingham.
This will be a day long reflection on a day in the life of a farmworker; from the time they start work until their day ends. Walk with us on country roads past acres of raspberry and blueberry fields where the fresh berries that are stocked on your grocery shelves are harvested. See the key component of the local agricultural economy, view corporate and NON-organic mono-agriculture fields and reflect on climate change, a contracted captive labor force, our local food system, community building and labor issues in Whatcom County from a farmworker perspective. We will end around 3pm with our vision of a healthy food system, fair and good for workers and eaters; at C2C’s Jardîn de Agroecologica on Bakerview with a vigil, food and celebration, speakers, and music.
PROUD UPDATE: C2C welcomes Monica Atkins from the Climate Justice Alliance to the Farmworker March for Dignity! Monica will be joining us and marching with us, connecting justice for farmworkers to climate change and a Just Transition. We are excited to hear solidarity message from Monica about organizing against corporate greed and the h2a labor program. https://climatejusticealliance.org/speaker/monica-atkins/
*images courtesy of David Bacon. You can find more of his photography from last year’s march here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56646659@N05/sets/72157698398025411