Monthly Archives: June 2011

Summertime Suffering for Farmworker Children

School has let out for the summer and many children across the country will enjoy their vacation playing at the pool, running through sprinklers, and jumping in nearby rivers, lakes, and the ocean to beat the heat and enjoy childhood … Continue reading

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Training Farmworkers On Heat Stress Prevention

June 21st marked the first official day of summer, but that is old news for most of us.  Temperatures around the nation’s capital have already reached well over 90 degrees—and for more than just a few days. While it is … Continue reading

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Childhood vs. Obligation: Child Labor

Millions of children are engaged in hazardous situations or conditions, such as working in mines, working with chemicals and pesticides, and working with dangerous machinery. They are everywhere, but remain unseen, hidden from view as domestic servants in homes, laboring … Continue reading

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A Few Good Students

“Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world…,” a quote by Margaret Mead commonly used when a group of ordinary people do extraordinary things.  In this case, it was a group of four high school … Continue reading

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Desert Inside an Oasis

The concept of “food deserts” has become synonymous with the struggles and food insecurities of the urban poor. Urban gardens and food justice organizations that focus on large metropolises are becoming very popular in the media. What many people don’t … Continue reading

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Breaking Barriers in Dixon, CA

Children from a farmworker background must confront and overcome significantly greater barriers than the average student in order to achieve their academic goals.  As a result of the special challenges they face, the dropout rate for migrant students in California … Continue reading

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