Tag Archives: Texas

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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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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A Few Good Students

“Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world…,” a quote by Margaret Mead commonly used when a group of ordinary people do extraordinary things.  In this case, it was a group of four high school … 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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From Harvest to Harvard

My name is Beatriz Medina; I am currently a freshman at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) in Edinburg, Texas. I have been a migrant since I was six months old. When my family and I migrated, we would go … Continue reading

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