Save the date!
Our annual Harvest of Justice luncheon will be happening virtually on September 23, 2020 from 12-1 pm. It will feature both live and captivating video.
Due to COVID-19, we are moving our event online. There is no charge to attend but we hope that after hearing from our Executive Director, that you will be inclined to give a financial gift. Sign up through Eventbrite (click the Harvest of Justice Logo above) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your link or get more information about our sponsorship opportunities.
Special Guest Speaker
Migrant Legal Aid Presents Dolores Huerta, Iconic Migrant Farmworker Activist, to speak at Harvest of Justice Virtual Event
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
HOJ 2020 Sponsors
History of the Harvest of Justice
The Harvest of Justice is a yearly luncheon that started in 2010 and focused on sharing Migrant Legal Aid’s client success stories with donors and community members. In the past, the event has been held in a farm orchard in order to bring people close to the setting where many of our clients work. Sharing stories of success in this environment helps to ensure that donors understand how they are affecting the lives of the clients.
This mission-focused event attracts people who are passionate about our mission to help the community protect migrant farmworkers. It is a celebration of those who further our mission. We give out both a Good Grower Award and a Responsible Retailer Award to honor those in the community committed to good harvesting practices and protecting migrant’s rights.
This event has led to the development of our newsletter, because attendees wanted to stay in touch with Migrant Legal Aid’s activity. Furthermore, by presenting our work at the Harvest of Justice, we have been able to grow our capacity and recognition within the community.