Apopka Service Trip

Event Start Date: September 23, 2017 9:00 AM
Event End Date: September 20, 2017 4:00 PM


This year Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic Latino Affairs have partnered together to bring you our 2017 Immersion Trip to Apopka!

On September 23rd, we will be traveling to Apopka, Fl for a day immersion trip to learn about the Farmworker’s Association of Florida (FWAF), their mission and the farmworker’s community.

The FWAF is a statewide, non-profit, grassroots, community-based
organization of farmworkers and low-income rural communities in Florida that works to educate, organize, empower, serve and develop leadership in the largely Hispanic, Haitian and African American communities in agricultural areas.

During this immersion trip students will be able to take the “Lake Apopka Toxic Tour” where they can learn about environmental justice issues in the Central Florida community in South Apopka, as well as racism in the farms, pesticides, and other relevant issues that affect farmworkers.

This trip will also include hands on educational and service activities that allow students to engage with the farm workers and immigrant community. Students will also spend time working in s nursery (ornament plants) or harvesting fern (gloves will be provided).

Transportation and food will be provided. All we ask is that you bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and that if possible you bring a small donation or non-perishable food item for the Farmworker’s Association of Florida.