Nearly 80% of farmworkers are male, and most are younger than 31.
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.
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Alumni Spotlight: Tony Macias
1998 ITF Intern, SC Primary Healthcare Association, Columbia, SC
Update from February 2011
I'm Tony Macias, former ITF Intern (1998, best year ever) and also a former Staffista. For the past year + I've been working here in Mexico as a part of the international team with Witness for Peace, a nonprofit organization dedicated to working in solidarity with the Latin American people as they struggle to end US-influenced militarism and economic violence. Our organization was founded as a nonviolent response to US involvement in Nicaragua in the early 80's. and nowadays works throughout Latin America to be a witness of the impacts of free trade agreements, US military internvention (disguised as drug war policy), the roots of migration, resistence, and creative alternatives to the neoliberal model.
The best part of my job is leading groups of US Citizens here in Southeast Mexico as they meet with people whose lives are most affected by a US-imposed economic policies and militarism. Each 10 day delegation we host is like a mini-ITF, where each group shares a potent learning experience and commits to using their voice and influence to act in solidarity with the people they meet. Part of my job is to lead workshops on US-Mexico relations, economic policy, power and privilege, and popular education. I also get to interpret for some of the brightest and most inspiring speakers that Mexican civil society has to offer – all in the service of creating a transformative delegation experience. We finish each delegation with a full day of action planning so each person who makes the trip here can reach their full potential as a witness and and advocate for social change once they return home. More.