Tag Archives: Vashti Kelly

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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In Commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month: César’s Last Fast

“I remember poor wages and the lack of food… living in the car under a bridge is not that bad because you’re a kid, but the humiliation, that’s what you remember.” A quote from César’s Last Fast as César Chávez … Continue reading

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Advocacy & Policy: Requirements for Food Justice

Over the past couple of years, the term “food justice” has become more and more commonplace in conversations about food. It is often used in reference to a lack of access to healthy food in low- and moderate-income communities. As … Continue reading

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Accountable from Beginning to End: Transparency in Supply Chains

California, often known for its forward thinking, has done it again. A recent article posted in a business newspaper announced training for a new California law that would combat child labor and slavery. This law went under many people’s radar, … Continue reading

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Childhood vs. Obligation: Child Labor

Millions of children are engaged in hazardous situations or conditions, such as working in mines, working with chemicals and pesticides, and working with dangerous machinery. They are everywhere, but remain unseen, hidden from view as domestic servants in homes, laboring … Continue reading

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Fair Trade: A Social Responsibility

Although May 14, 2011 marked World Fair Trade Day, the awareness campaign continues. Individuals and companies alike are getting creative in their quest to support the fair and sustainable treatment of food producers through activities, including Fair Trade coffee breaks … Continue reading

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Farmworker Children: Harvesting the Dreams of My Future

There are an estimated 300,000-500,000 children working to harvest the fruits and vegetables that end up on our tables. On Tuesday, December 7 in New Orleans, Louisiana at the 2010 Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) National Conference, four of … Continue reading

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Continuation of Agriculture Exemptions Preserves A History of Inequality

In 2001, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) launched the Campaign for Fair Food with the first-ever farmworker boycott of a major fast food company. The mission was to hold the fast food chain Taco Bell accountable for frozen wages, … Continue reading

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