Here's a quick opportunity for teaching your students or children more about the plight of farm workers while offering a bit of support. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is sponsoring a "Campaign for Fair Food Children's Drawing Contest." CIW is encouraging young people 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."
Entries are accepted in four different age categories. The winning drawings will be transformed into postcards that will be distributed around the U.S.
The deadline for entries is April 9, 2010.
CIW also offers free, downloadable lessons that help young people explores issues surrounding fair labor, human rights, modern slavery, and citizen activism.
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