Action Alert: Support Farm Workers for Their Contribution to Farming!!
Sunday, August 9, meet first at 1:30 pm, La Conner, at a small park just past the Calico Cupboard (720 1st St, La Conner) at the end of 1st Street, there is a small parking area or park along the street.
Action from 2 to 3 pm, Skagit Historical Museum, 501 South 4th Street, at the top of the hill in La Conner. If possible, bring boycott signs or signs will be provided.
Purpose: To Highlight that Farm Workers are important to the history of Skagit County. Skagit County Historical Museum’s event ‘Back to Our Roots’ leaves out the Farm Workers as gathers or producers even after many calls were made to the Historical Museum asking that Farm Workers be included in the ‘Back to Our Roots’ event.
This is insult to the Farm Workers to have an event that blatantly leaves out people who have gathered or produced food in Skagit Valley for generations and have contributed much to the history of Skagit Valley.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia (FUJ) and Community to Community are appalled that the museum is having Steve Sakuma speak in light of the ongoing labor conflict and especially since La Conner is the hometown of the Guillen’s—a well-established and respected family—Rosalinda’s family.
We need Solidarity in La Conner.
Steve Sakuma won’t meet to negotiate with the Farm Workers, so the Farm Workers will go to him.
This is gentle reminder for Steve Sakuma that the boycott is growing nationally and the FUJ still want to negotiate a contract.
Please come and support the Farm Workers for their contributions to agriculture and for their struggle for a fair contract at Sakuma Bros Farm.
From the Skagit County Historical Museum’s Website:
BACK TO OUR ROOTS:
The History of Farm to Table in Skagit County
June 11th to October 11th
For thousands of years, the people of the Skagit country have gathered or produced food from the rich resources of this valley direct to our tables.
From fishermen to farmers, and from the First Peoples to the pioneer settlers, we have harvested our own food from an area that contains some of the richest soils and most abundant waterways in the country.
“Back to Our Roots” celebrates this culture of hunting, gathering, growing, and preparing our own food from the headwaters of the Skagit River to the bays of the Salish Sea.
2 pm to 3 pm, SKAGIT TOPIC
Steve Sakuma, President
Sakuma Brother’s Farms
Sunday, August 9th
Learn about the history of Sakuma Brother’s
Farms – from internment to the present day.
ATTN: Boycott is Succeeding! We are Growing! Website under construction to improve communication. – Liisa