Ag Literacy Week 2020: #MilkwithDignity: Advancing the Human Rights of Farmworkers
November 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This year we are celebrating the 11th year of Agricultural Literacy Week! Tune in for this week-long (virtual) celebration to inform, educate and create community around the topic of resiliency in all of its forms. Each night will feature a webinar bringing together the voices of our community. All events are free and open to the public.
Guest Speakers: Migrant Justice
Description: The Milk with Dignity Program, created by Migrant Justice, brings together farmworkers, consumers, farmer owners and corporate buyers with the principal goal of fostering a sustainable Northeast dairy industry that advances the human rights of farmworkers, supports the long-term interests of farm owners, and provides an ethical supply chain for retail food companies and consumers. COVID-19 has further proven how essential farmworkers are, as they continue to work day in day out to produce the milk and dairy products to feed our communities. Join us for this workshop to learn more about the Milk with Dignity Program, farmworkers’ continued struggle for justice and how you can get involved to help expand this powerful solution to the Hannaford supermarket’s supply chain.
Agricultural Literacy Week is a project of The Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA-VT), Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.