Tag Archives: North Carolina

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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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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YouthSpeak 2011: A Forum of Young Minds

By Emily Drakage, Children in the Fields Campaign North Carolina Regional Coordinator, AFOP Farmworker youth council Poder Juvenil Campesino (Rural Youth Power) is organizing and leading a community forum on problems they face in the community and proposing collaborative solutions … Continue reading

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Día de los Muertos

November 2 marks the Mexican holiday known as Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” when families traditionally gather to honor those who have gone before. On November 1, members of the North Carolina Farmworker Advocacy Network (FAN) … Continue reading

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Promoting Partnerships, Helping Farmworkers

On September 12, farmworker families celebrated the completion of Home Ownership and Financial Management classes given by Telamon Corporations’ Housing Counselor Ismelda Rosario Ortega.  Their certificates of completion symbolize a wonderful partnership in serving the migrant and seasonal farmworker families … Continue reading

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Facing Hurricane Irene, Farmworkers in Limbo

Agriculture is one of the most volatile industries in the United States, with its production reliant on the unpredictable actions of Mother Nature.  In North Carolina, agriculture is the economic backbone of the state, but it faces a high risk … Continue reading

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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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Reap What You Sow: Harvesting Change in North Carolina

On March 29, the Farmworker Advocacy Network (FAN) sponsored the premiere of the documentary Harvest of Dignity at the Galaxy Theatre in Cary, North Carolina. AFOP, a member of FAN, participated in the event, which was held as part of … Continue reading

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¡Sí Se Puede!

National Farmworker Awareness Week is an exciting time for farmworker advocates across the country. It is an opportunity for us to engage with our communities and bring awareness to the many problems that plague farmworkers today. Farmworker children don’t have the … Continue reading

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