Monthly Archives: March 2014

Sharing the Power in Their Stories

Storytelling is an important component to the human experience — to entertain us, to teach us, to keep the spirit of those who came before us alive. To quote Ursula K. Le Guin: “There have been great societies that did … Continue reading

Jobs Training for Migrant or Seasonal Farmworkers

The stated mission of the National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is to “counter the chronic unemployment and underemployment experienced by Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) who depend primarily on jobs in agricultural labor performed within the United States and Puerto … Continue reading

The American Dream-“I am the hope of my parents’ harvest, I am the fruit of their efforts”

To honor Farmworker Awareness Week I invited a young farmworker woman to share her story. Eva and I first met in 2012 when she won a seven week, paid internship/fellowship in Washington D.C. Her story begins much the same as … Continue reading

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Protecting the Hard Working Hands

Farmworkers  are some of the most forgotten and unacknowledged workers in the United States. The general public has little knowledge of the many challenges agriculture workers face on a daily basis: extremely limited access to health care; poverty incomes; exposure … Continue reading

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Farmworker Awareness Week, March 24-28, 2014

Join AFOP in Recognizing Farmworker Awareness Week, March 24-28, 2014 As we begin the 2014 Farmworker Awareness Week, the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs encourages you to take time this week, and hopefully every day hereafter, to recognize the two … Continue reading

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2015 Budget Proposal

Good news out of Washington.  The president released his fiscal year 2015 federal budget proposal.  Obama recommends that NFJP be flat-funded next fiscal year.  That’s welcome news because the budget agreement Congress reached late last year provides far less sequestration … Continue reading