Join Food Empowerment Project and members of Center for Farmworker Families on December 9th at noon, at the California Housing and Community Development (HCD), to challenge the 50-mile regulation and stand with farm worker children, as we support their right to a stable education.
Dec 9, 2016 at 12:00 (noon) - 2:00PM
California Housing and Community Development (HCD)
2020 W. El Camino Ave. Sacramento, CA
Center for Farmworker Families is working with Food Empowerment Project to change the 50-Mile regulation, so that migrant farmworkers have the option of finding housing and remaining in the school district for the duration of the school year.
California is the only state in the U.S. that requires thousands of farm workers and their families to move at least 50 miles away from the migrant camps after the growing season. Each year farm workers who live temporarily in the 24 state-run migrant camps are uprooted when the growing season is over.
The state regulation (Office of Migrant Services, Title 25 Housing and Community Development Programs, p 701.102) requires they must move at least 50 miles from the camp in order to reside at the camp the following year. Because they are forced to migrate, their children’s education is seriously interrupted, since they arrive at the camps at the end of the school year in May and are required to vacate their apartments two months into the following school year in November.
We look forward to having you join us and together we can get rid of the 50-mile regulation, together, so the children that live in the migrant camps have a chance for a better life.
This event is sponsored by Food Empowerment Project.
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