When I first got this notice , Julia and I immediately sent her teacher an email about the upcoming Coalition of Immokalee Workers Kid’s Coloring Contest and guess what? She gave it to the school art teacher who is now getting ALL the grades involved! It’s awesome!
Here’s the flier and info if you and your kids want to include this in a homeschool “food unit, ” share the news with friends, or just enter in the contest!
To young people, their parents, and all their teachers:
Farmworkers across the country pick the fruits and vegetables we need to stay healthy. And though they help put food on millions of tables across the country, most farmworkers don’t earn enough to support their own families, and many times they are treated unfairly at work in the fields. Through the Campaign for Fair Food, farmworkers and their supporters across the country are working together to create a more just food system in which farmworkers are respected and treated fairly.
To highlight the connection between young people and farmworkers, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers announces the first-ever Campaign for Fair Food drawing contest! To enter, use your imagination to draw what “Fair Food” means to you, and show how you can work together with farmworkers to make a fairer world for the people who pick our fruits and vegetables.
Farmworkers in Immokalee will select one winner from each of four age groups:
- Pre-K – 2nd grade
- 3rd grade – 5th grade
- 6th grade – 8th grade
- High School
Winners’ drawings will be featured on the front of new Campaign for Fair Food postcards, which will be distributed around the country! Each winner will also receive a framed copy of their drawing signed by members of the Immokalee farmworker community.
Submissions will be accepted from now until April 1, 2010. Drawings may be created in any medium: crayon, colored pencil, marker, etc. There is no size requirement.
Click here for the drawing contest entry form.
Fair Food Curricula
Age-appropriate curricula are available for both secular and faith-based classes by clicking on the approprite links below. If you have difficulty downloading a curriculum, please contact email@example.com.
Click here for photo galleries from the fields that might serve for a little inspiration!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.