Author Archives: Brandon Louie, Children in the Fields Campaign California Regional Coordinator, AFOP

Celebrating an All-Inclusive Food Day

Today, October 24th, people from all walks of life are coming together to celebrate the first annual Food Day.  Across the country, activists, educators, students, chefs, local officials, and concerned eaters will be hosting and participating in community-building and awareness-raising … Continue reading

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Farmworkers Exploited at Both Ends of the Production Line

One of the greatest injustices of our current, industrial food system is that it exploits farmworkers and their families at both ends of the production line—first as workers and then again as consumers.  As workers, they perform back-breaking labor in … 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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Education Pays Off

For migrant and seasonal farmworker children and their families in the United States, economic necessity often forces them to prioritize work over school. Here in California, 52% of farmworker families earn less than $15,000 per year, which is over $7,000 … Continue reading

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