I am writing to share big news with all of you who have participated in actions, presentations, Encuentros, convivio, among so many other things in order to raise up the work of the CIW and their vision for farmworker justice. After nearly three years of living and working in Immokalee as one of the two SFA Co-coordinators and a few more years before that of being involved in the network, I will be continuing my partnership with the CIW by joining their staff. I will be supporting their work within the Fair Food Program by helping coordinate worker-to-worker education sessions in farms from Florida to New Jersey.
While I’m happy to share with you all this exciting new phase of my work, the Wendy's Boycott continues! There are students from Denver to Florida to Ohio getting ready for another hard-hitting fall in the Campaign for Fair Food. The Immokalee crew is preparing for another few months of travel to spread the Wendy's Boycott far and wide — and the 2017 SFA Encuentro is just around the corner!
I am grateful for all that the SFA network has given me over the years — a home, endless lessons, life-long friendships, a vision for justice. I know a hard-fought Wendy's victory is on the horizon.
As this work moves forward, keep in mind that SFA is now hiring a National Co-coordinator! We hope to count on all of you, who know the spirit of SFA and understand the importance of following farmworker leadership, to help us fill this open position as part of the ally team in Immokalee.
Check out the description below and share the announcement with your comrades and networks. Don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions or if you have a potential candidate in mind.
Sending all my love and respect to each of you,
The Student/Farmworker Alliance is seeking an Immokalee-based staff member to help coordinate the student and youth network within the national Campaign for Fair Food. Staff members are compensated with a modest, livable salary and health benefits. A commitment of a least three years and proficiency in English/Spanish are required. SFA Co-coordinators work as part of the larger Alliance for Fair Food staff.
Areas of work include but aren’t limited to:
- Student and youth organizing, building campaign strategy, and developing leadership;
- Coordinating national mobilizations and logistics;
- Developing educational opportunities and executing outreach;
- Contributing to organizational development;
- Offering support for CIW and the farmworker community in Immokalee.
Read the full description and apply! We’re accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Given our commitment to developing a diverse leadership, we strongly encourage people of color, women, working-class, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming people to apply. If you have any interest or know someone who you think may be a good fit, please forward this to them and reach out to us!