UNM organizations raise awareness for farmworker rights

March 29, 2024 - Savannah Peet

Farmworker preparing for FAW

At first glance, when you see the announcement for a set of days titled ‘Farmworker’s Awareness Week,’ you may wonder why it’s necessary to dedicate a week to a singular occupation. The University of New Mexico, however, is emphasizing that importance with events this week and beyond from March 25 to 29. 

El Centro de la Raza, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and other main campus organizations planned a jam-packed list of events for this week to feature such an important culture and livelihood. 

“We always try to interact with other departments and community members. Our goal is to always help bring awareness to the challenges and situations that farmworkers face. Each activity provides an opportunity for us to highlight farmworkers around the country and the importance of them and our food system as well,” El Centro de la Raza Student Success Specialist Rodolfo Becerril said. 

Among the musical performances, educational activities, movie screenings, seed planting and free produce, there was a strong focus on sharing information.

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