Monthly Archives: October 2011
October 24th, 2011 at 2:05 pm » Comments (0)
Today is Food Day.
Thank a Farm Worker for putting food on your table!
An unprecedented number of consumers across America are questioning the system that puts food on their tables. >From examining high fructose corn syrup to buying local to tracking food miles to supporting organic production, consumers are demanding more sustainable sources of food. Yet all too often, farm workers are left out of this discussion.
In California, farm workers have literally been paying with their lives when their employers fail to provide shade and drinking water during extreme temperatures. Nationally, farm workers die in workplace incidents five times more often than non-agricultural workers. Agriculture for most farm workers is hardly a sustainable profession.
Yet it should be, as we depend upon farm workers to put the wine, milk, fruits, vegetables and other products on our tables every day.
Today, consumers around the country are celebrating Food Day. Please add our voice to this movement for a healthier, more nutritious, just, humane and sustainable food supply. We ask that you take a moment not only to remember but to thank the workers who are in the fields rain or shine, hot or cold, to make sure our families enjoy the rich bounty of food we have come to expect.
We’ve drafted a message you can send to farm workers. We encourage you to personalize that message. We’ll take your responses, print them and distribute them to the thousands of UFW members across the U.S. so they know how important you think they are in creating a more just food system.
After you take action please share this campaign with your friends and family. You can send them an e-mail, post this campaign on your Facebook and/or Twitter page by clicking here or going to http://action.ufw.org/page/share/foodday
About Food Day
2011 marks the first year Food Day will be celebrated in the U.S. in 34 years. Sponsored by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Food Day seeks to bring together Americans from all walks of life—parents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripes—to push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way. Food Day has 6 Principles:
1. To reduce diet-related disease by promoting safe, healthy foods
2. Support sustainable farms & limit subsidies to big agribusiness
3. Expand access to food and alleviate hunger
4. Protect the environment & animals by reforming factory farms
5. Promote health by curbing junk-food marketing to kids
6. Support fair conditions for food and farm workers
To learn more about Food Day, visit: http://foodday.org/.
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October 11th, 2011 at 7:56 am » Comments (0)
The Rural Women’s Health Project (RWHP) has been invited to join the steering committee of the newly formed Southeastern HIV/AIDS Initiative, funded by the Ford Foundation. This initiative has as its goal to present to the Office National AIDS Policy a report and recommendations on the funding of a unique approach to respond to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Southeastern United States. Under the facilitation of the Duke University School of Law, a broad spectrum of policy experts, AIDS Service organizations, People Living with AIDS and coalitions will work together to present a concrete strategy which encompasses prevention, testing and treatment for those that are positive. The RWHP is pleased to play a role in strengthening prevention and services for Hispanics and other rural communities.more »
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Our Mission ✺ Nuestra MisiónTo promote dynamic communication between organizations and Hispanic immigrant communities on the topic of HIV/AIDS and interrelated issues. ——————– Promover comunicación dinámica entre organizaciones y las comunidades inmigrantes hispanas sobre el tema de VIH/SIDA y otras temas relacionados.
VIA Trends ✺ Tendencias Claves
VIA TREND #8
One in three Hispanic Immigrants surveyed by VIA in 2010 state that substance use is the leading concern they have for Hispanic Youth.
- Source: VIA 2011
VOICES ✺ VOCES
As a result of their emotional and economic situation, many look for refuge in alcohol [and other substances]. 34 year old Venezuelan woman, TN.
Debido a su situación emocional y económica, mucha buscan refugio en alcohol [u otros sustancias]. Mujer Venezuelana de 34 años, Tennessee.
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