85% of fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are harvested by hand.
Student Action with Farmworkers Celebrates 20 Years of Growing Farmworker Activists!
1992-2012 | For twenty years SAF has worked to bring together students, community members, and farmworkers in the Southeast to work for justice in the agricultural system.
SAF is celebrating our 20-year history by honoring our achievements while recognizing that as the current political climate reveals, there is much work left to be done. SAF is focused on our vision, where one day all farmworkers will have dignity in their work and livelihood.
20 Years of Growing Farmworker Activists looks like this…
700 young people committed to social change through a youth program, student organizing school, internships & fellowships
80,000 farmworkers gained access to health, legal, education & organizing support
150,000 + individuals advocated for farmworker justice through 13 National Farmworker Awareness Weeks
Greater understanding of immigrants, globalization & farm labor through over 200 student documentary projects
Founding & development of statewide coalitions advocating for the rights of farmworkers & immigrant and Latino youth
Recognition as outstanding non-profit for our workplace culture, emphasis on anti-oppression & creative organizing
Read our full 20th anniversary press release here.
Communications & Outreach Director