Message From World Farmers
As a nation that claims ‘unity, justice, general welfare, and tranquility’ as our foundation, we are doing a less than adequate job of exemplifying these values. Despite our great achievements, seeds of hate are being sown within our lands, threatening to overpower the qualities that make this nation great. With the current national rhetoric, we cannot stay silent or idle. Our voices matter, and they must be heard.
Our Voices Matter is a project that offers a safe space for people to share their thoughts, concerns, and fears, with the goal of uniting our community. We encourage you to share your voice in whatever form inspires you: an original blog, short story, poem, or picture, anonymously or signed. We imagine this place as a virtual complement to the physical spaces, at farms and markets and around the family table, that we at World Farmers are committed to creating. Know that what you contribute to this community will be read, shared, discussed and respected. You are not alone and we are here to listen
Executive Director and Co-Founder of World Farmers
Regardless of who you are, what you have gone through, or where you are from – you matter, Your voice matters, and we’re here to listen.
Facing History Students and teachers at Nashoba Regional High school have worked in partnership with World Farmers to build relationships with farmers at Flats Mentor Farm. One of the products of this partnership is this video entitled Facing History, which gives the students a chance to reflect on the time they spent listening to and…Read More
Immigrant Justice, Equity, and Values-Oriented Thinking: Reflections from World Farmers Food Solutions New England (FSNE) coordinates a 21-day Racial Equity Challenge each year. This challenge, which distributes thought-provoking readings and discussion questions about racial justice, is designed to spark change for individuals, workplaces, and communities. Though there is no failsafe key to behavioral change, committing…Read More
US Ambassador to Somalia’s Visit to our Office Last Thursday US Ambassador to Somalia visited Lewiston, he visited our office for the hour in his day long visit to the City, it was great honor to have an honest discussion about the situation in our country and how our people are suffering in our motherland.…Read More
My view regarding the recent travel ban against nationals from 6 predominantly Muslim Nations People from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia are effectively banned from entering the U.S for the next 120 days. What is the context of the travel ban? America’s persistence or insistence on promoting democratic governance, a Western based…Read More
Land of the Free Home of the Brave We live in a nation that proudly proclaims to be “…the land of the free and home of the brave”, but is that truly what we are because… When did freedom, mean being persecuted and hated simply for one’s belief? When did freedom, mean facing death because…Read More
Silence in the face of evil is itself evil…Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Kind words are short and easy to say, but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teressa
Our voices are our most powerful weapons.
- Malala Yousafzai
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere.
- Martin Luther King Jr.
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.
- Thomas Jefferson
Every time we witness an injustice and do not act, we train our character to be passive in its presence and thereby eventually lose all ability to defend ourselves and those we love.
- Julian Assange
I am a part of all that I have met.
- Alfred Tennyson