Farmworkers suffer from the highest rate of toxic chemical injuries and skin disorders of any workers in the country, as well as significant rates of eye injuries.
Welcome to the new alumni profile page!
We heard that you wanted to stay connected to your fellow alums so we created this page just for you. Read on to see what other SAF alums have gone on to do after SAF.
We'd love to feature YOUR update! Send in your program year, placement site, current location, and what is happening in your life now: are you still working in social justice, do you have a family, did you join the circus? We want to know about you and so do other alumni! Contact Joanna with your info.
2006 ITF Documentary Intern and 2010 Program Assistant, Student Action with Farmworkers, Durham NC
Update from June 2013
Although originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, I now reside in Los Angeles (by way of North Carolina). I work at the Mar Vista Family Center, as the volunteer coordinator. My experience at SAF however, has given me the tools to assist the organization in a variety of ways beyond volunteering, such as grant writing, program coordination, youth leadership, development, social media and outreach. Not only are these skills always needed in community-based-organizations, but they have also kept me employed as budgets are slimmed down due to the economic times. My experience with my fellow SAFistas and farmworkers in NC forever changed my life, and although I now work with families who, instead of picking tobacco & sweet potatoes, labor in the yards and gardens of Beverly Hills and Malibu, ultimately it is the same story. La lucha sigue & que vivan los SAFistas!