Labor laws allow children as young as twelve years old to work in agriculture with their parent's consent. However, children of all ages can be found working in the fields.
Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) has been using theater as an educational tool with farmworkers for over twenty years. By drawing on techniques of popular theater, SAF performs culturally appropriate, lively skits and facilitates theater workshops at farm labor camps. These performances spur conversations about mental and physical health, living and working conditions, and farmworker movements for social justice.
See SAF’s theater in action! SAF has 3 documentary films about our theater program featuring scenes from our plays, interviews with farmworkers and students.
SAF is proud to use theater and documentary projects as tools for outreach, advocacy and awareness raising of farmworker issues. Browse through our colorful reports highlighting past years projects.
View images from the past 20 years of SAF’s theater for social change.