Honoring the workers who pave the way
In celebration of International Workers' Day, I'm raising $1,000 to commemorate the legacy of sugar beet workers who changed the culture and fabric of the Fort Collins community with their hard work, perseverance, courage, and determination. These incredible workers will be honored with their names engraved on a brick at the Hand That Feeds sculpture/monument in Sugar Beet Park.
I am supporting this project because harvesting sugar beets is back-breaking work and the people who contributed in this way to our community deserve recognition. I come from a working class family that has benefitted from the efforts of Hispanic and Mexican families who worked in the sugar beet fields of Northern Colorado in the early 1900s. This sculpture is a beautiful representation that celebrates their contributions to Fort Collins, where I live today.
The funds raised through this campaign will support:
- 100 bricks at The Hand that Feeds monument, each engraved with the name of a sugar beet worker or Hispanic/Latinx community leader
- funding towards video production to tell the story of sugar beet workers
- coalition-building of BIPOC community members in Larimer County