Simply in Season

News and reflections on all that's good about local food
from the co-author of Simply in Season,
a World Community Cookbook in the spirit of More-with-Less

Monday, May 01, 2006

Hands that harvest: a day without immigrants

Thousands of immigrants are boycotting work, school and shopping today as they urge the nation to imagine “A Day Without Immigrants.” To learn about immigration issues, peruse the wealth of materials available on Mennonite Central Committee’s immigration education website.

MCC’s suggestions for action on May 1 include fasting, prayer, and participation in a letter-writing campaign.

A new MCC resource, "Loving Strangers as Ourselves,” offers biblical reflections on the topic.

See also:
May 2006 Sojourners article, “Blessing the Hands That Harvest”: How consumers and farm workers together can make a better meal.

“Justice on the Table,” a 25-minute video

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United)

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers


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