Monthly Archives: October 2012

U.S. Child Labor: Becoming the Change We Want to See

Numerous media stories have been circulating covering the three newly released reports on International Child Labor and Forced Labor by the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).  The reports include prescriptions that could have an enormous impact in putting an end … Continue reading

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Today marks the last day of a month of activities in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15. The end of this celebration is capped off by National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). This year’s theme is … Continue reading

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Brag A Little–Sharing Best Practices and Success

AFOP’s 41st National Conference took place in Boston, Massachusetts on September 19-21.  It was attended by nearly 400 National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) staff and directors, monitor advocates, AFOP member agencies’ board members, and our SAFE AmeriCorps members. Also in attendance … Continue reading

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Farmworker Health in Puerto Rico and the Mainland: Place Makes a Difference

National Farm Safety Week took place last month, from September 16 through September 22. Unfortunately, just last week, one day after a bill purported to address heat-related injuries and deaths in California was defeated, another farmworker lost his life due to heat. Occupational … Continue reading

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