Farmworker Justice Statement in Solidarity with Asian Americans
Farmworker Justice sends its condolences to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the wake of the horrific murders in Atlanta that targeted AAPI women. We stand in solidarity with the people in the AAPI communities to condemn anti-Asian violence, and particularly violence against AAPI women.
The AAPI community has played an important role in American agriculture and the farmworker movement. In the 1960’s, Larry Itliong and other Filipino farm laborers in California organized to win improvements in wages and working conditions and joined forces with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta to form the United Farm Workers. Today, AAPI individuals and families continue to work in the fields across the country.
Violence and harassment against AAPI and other communities of color in the U.S. is widespread. We must confront the long-standing discrimination and exploitation experienced by AAPI and other communities, especially women. Farmworker Justice supports the work of AAPI organizations to dismantle institutional barriers, improve access to resources, and promote justice for all Americans.
Farmworker Justice is a national advocacy organization for farmworkers. FJ founded in 1981 is based in Washington, D.C. and collaborates with organizations throughout the country to empower farmworkers to improve their wages, working conditions, occupational safety, health immigration status and access to justice. For more information visit the Farmworker Justice website at www.farmworkerjustice.org and follow on Twitter at @FarmwrkrJustice.
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