Dig into how you can be a more effective ally to food workers through your farm-based teaching.
In this three-part workshop, participants will critically reflect on questions of worker justice in the food system. Collectively, we will examine the true cost of our food and how we, as educators and consumers, can be more effective allies to food workers while engaging with our students in the classroom or on the farm. In workshop one, we will learn more about the histories and the stories of resistance that have been transformational in bringing greater justice to workers in the food system, from farmworkers to restaurant workers. Workshop two will focus more specifically on the use of popular education in several case studies of farmworker led-organizing and provide an overview of different instructional resources that can be used with students. In the final workshop, participants will share and receive feedback from facilitators and peers on a lesson plan they design to teach students about worker justice. This workshop is for farmers, educators, and farm-based educators.