The movement to create healthy communities begins with appreciation. We want to create a day where we not only express gratitude to the hardworking people who put food on our plates, but also educate the community about the connections between food, climate change, and health.
The goal of the day is to bring together youth, farmworkers, community leaders, local organizations, businesses, and public officials to celebrate farmworkers, while creating a platform for the Central Coast community to raise their voices around issues that support the environmental, economic, and physical health of the Central Coast region, the farmworkers, and their community.
There will be live music, free food, healthy cooking demonstrations, education and speakers from community based organizations, and lots of love, goods, and support for farmworkers!
When and Where?
The event will be held on Sunday, June 15th 2014, (Father's Day) at Closter Park in Salinas, CA 11-3pm
As part of the Follow the Food Campaign, spearheaded by Alliance for Climate Education Student Organizers, the students decided to create a day for the community to express gratitude to the hardworking people who put food on our plates, while also providing education about the connections between food, climate change, and health.
Alliance for Climate Education hosted a series of Youth Action Labs for Central Coast and Bay Area high schools students to connect the dots between food, climate change, and health called Follow the Food. The Central Coast students from Salinas, Watsonville, and Gonzalez, CA wanted to create a Central Coast Farmworker Appreciation Day as a solution to these issues.
Climate Change affects our Food System and our Health. We also see economic issues linked to worker's rights and immigration.
Co-Sponsored by: Alliance for Climate Education, Community Food and Justice Coalition, ALBA farms, Building Healthy Communities -Salinas, Facilitating Power, Teatro Alisal
For further inquires or to volunteer contact: AshEl: ashel.eldridge [at] climateeducation.org
We are also raising money here: We are raising money here as well: http://www.gofundme.com/8qbu3g
Learn more about the Follow the Food Campaign and our Central Coast Farmworker Appreciation Day here: http://change.acespace.org/petitions/let-s-create-healthy-and-clean-communities-with-healthy-food-in-northern-california
Image by Alfred Currier (http://emptyeasel.com/2009/08/26/alfred-currier-eye-popping-oil-paintings/