Today, we are launching an online campaign to make the 2018 SFA Encuentro the most powerful and accessible to date. Will you throw down to support the participation of over a dozen young leaders in the Fair Food movement?
We’re just two months away from the 2018 SFA Encuentro: Hasta la Raíz (Down to the Root)! The SFA Steering Committee and staff have been working around the clock to design an unforgettable Encuentro weekend, with a focus on:
Celebrating and learning from the CIW’s incredible 25-year history of fighting for dignity and respect in the fields;
Crafting back-to-school escalation plans in the Wendy’s Boycott and the Boot the Braids campaign;
Sustaining the future of SFA's organizing through skill-building workshops and tools for leadership development;
Taking action together to inspire us to make change in our home communities, and;
Building strength and solidarity across national grassroots movements.
Our goal is to raise $3,500 to offset the significant costs of putting together one of SFA’s biggest events of the year. Your donation will go a long way in supporting folks traveling hundreds of miles to join us in Immokalee. Over the upcoming weeks, we’ll be putting the final touches on the weekend’s logistics: confirming travel with every participant, creating a delicious menu, collecting workshop outlines from facilitators, among so many other things. And, as always, we’re counting on the support of our SFA community to help us make it all happen!
The remarkable young organizers that have tirelessly fought to bring the SFA network to this critical moment in the Wendy’s Boycott — including those working to cut contracts with on-campus Wendy’s restaurants and those who courageously fasted alongside farmworkers during the momentous Freedom Fast this past spring — are set to converge in CIW’s hometown to keep building student/farmworker power in the Campaign for Fair Food. Every contribution will bring us closer to making the Encuentro a reality.
Check out our online fundraising page and make your donation today. Don’t forget to share the fundraiser with your family, friends and community to help us quickly reach our goal. (And if you haven’t already, apply now to participate in this year’s Encuentro!)