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A Child’s Story through His Lens: In Memoriam of Robin Romano

It has been three weeks since we lost a dear friend and powerful advocate, U. Roberto Romano — better known to those who loved him as Robin. Robin used his talents to help shine a light on the most vulnerable … Continue reading

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Cultivating Brighter Futures

National Farmworker Awareness Week is a time for all of us to recognize the challenges faced by the 2.5 million workers on America’s farms. Of those farmworkers, it is estimated between 400,000 and 500,000 are children. AFOP’s Children in the … Continue reading

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2012: A Year of Victories and Challenges

I joined the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs this past September, taking over for retiring executive director David Strauss, who had served as the organization’s leader for the last 11 years.  I was faced with the challenge of learning about … Continue reading

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World Day Against Child Labor 2012

According to the 2010 Global report on child labor prepared by the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 215 million children globally are involved in child labor and half of them indulge in its worst forms. Most child workers (60 percent) … Continue reading

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Proud Voices: Changing Communities One Story At A Time

The Children in the Fields Campaign is hosting our first child labor mini-conference entitled, “Youth Voices in Action: Conversations from America’s Fields” (YVIA) on April 26-27. Our staff are continuously searching for the best ways to share the stories of … Continue reading

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Roots of Change

National Farmworker Awareness Week is a time to increase awareness on both the difficult conditions farmworkers live and work under, and of what is being done by advocates to help improve their lives. This year’s National Farmworker Awareness Week was … Continue reading

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Farmworker Youth: Empowered and Activated to Create Change

By Noemi Ochoa, Children in the Fields Campaign Texas Regional Coordinator Farmworker Awareness Week is in full swing, and we can’t forget why there is a national week of action dedicated to farmworkers in the first place. In South Texas, raising awareness … Continue reading

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Farmworker Youth and Advocates Discuss Child Labor at Duke University

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) in conjunction with Duke School of Divinity and other community members are celebrating National Farmworker Awareness Week by raising awareness about farmworker issues on campus and in our communities.  The Children in the Fields Campaign … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just the Farmers vs. the Consumers

Recently, I read an article about fairness in our food system, and whether defending the farmer or the eater meant betrayal to either one. Not until the end of the article do “others” enter the equation. Farmworkers are frequently an … Continue reading

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Children in the Fields Campaign Youth Council Members Attend 4-H Retreat

Four Children in the Fields Campaign youth council members participated in an overnight 4-H Leadership Retreat on December 9th and 10th. They attended workshops on a variety of interesting themes including ethics, Robert’s Rule of Order, and leadership. The youth … Continue reading

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