The 2017 SFA Encuentro is just around the corner! The SFA Steering Committee and staff have been working around the clock to design the incredible Encuentro weekend, with a focus on building power and support for the nationwide student-led campaigns to “Boot the Braids.” (If you haven’t already, apply to participate in this year’s Encuentro!)
Over the next three 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!
Our goal is to raise $2,500 to offset the staggering 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; contributing to food, housing and meeting space needs for nearly 80 allies; and, pitching in for printed materials and resources.
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 took on the national rolling student fasts 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.
See you in Immokalee this September!