The National Farm Worker Ministry (NFWM), the Hispanic Organization for Latin American Awareness (H.O.L.A) and Stetson’s chapter for the Youth and Young Adult (YAYA) Network for the NFWM: Students for Farm Workers (SFW) hosted the CIW Truth Tour. A series of events were planned throughout the day.
Stetson University Students and NFWM Staff members organized a total of 8 events on campus, including 4 classroom presentations, a public presentation, a demonstration at the local Burger King, a dinner and a concert.
During the early morning, students set up homemade banners around campus, an information table and a total of 70 buckets at the University’s quad when the workers arrived, everything was set!
There were classroom presentations from 9 am to 1:15 pm. Then there was a general presentation, open to the public. Students struggled to carry a 32 lb. bucket that is just like the one used by the workers in Immokalee. After the presentations, everyone was ready to demonstrate!
Students, workers & local supporters made their presence – and their opinion – known. After the demonstration everybody was hungry and tired, so we met for a community dinner with Stetson professors, Students, religious leaders and members of our community. New Hope United Church of Christ sponsored the meal.
We finished our day with a wonderful concert by 3 local bands: The Carlos David Band, Two Piece Chicken Dinner and DISH (Two Piece Chicken Dinner members are University professors that supported the cause).
A warm thank you for all who made this day possible!