– Sinai Pacheco-Zamora, 2021 SAF internSC Migrant Education Program SAF intern Sinai Pacheco-Zamora shares what outreach looks like with the South Carolina Migrant Education Program and about her favorite experience so far – teaching her first English class.
Field Notes is a blog where Student Action with Farmworkers students share stories of their outreach, organizing, and advocacy work, and where farmworkers share their own stories and hopes for change, writing in the language they feel most comfortable.
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– Maria Echeverri, 2021 SAF internGood Samaritan Clinic Late nights are common for us when it comes to going on outreach. I love being able to see the North Carolina mountains during sunset. For me, this is home. This is the state that I grew up in and the state that I want to serve... [Read more]
Monica Contreras, 2021 SAF internNC Farmworkers' Project SAF intern Monica Contreras shares about an experience doing outreach with the NC Farmworkers' Project mobile clinic and why every day doing outreach with farmworkers is different.
Maira Areguin, 2021 SAF internEast Coast Migrant Head Start Program There is no typical day at the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project (ECMHSP) office in Charleston, SC. We arrive at 8:30AM and settle into our cubicles. Usually, Ms. Dana has already started her day and is in and out of meetings in her office. ... [Read more]
Joanna Olguin, 2021 SAF internLegal Aid NC-Farmworker Unit I am halfway through my internship, and I have experienced everything. I witnessed injustice upon listening to the stories of my fellow farmworkers. I witnessed grace upon hearing attorneys confidently stand up for farmworkers. I witnessed courage when I saw farmworkers and paisanos reach out for help. ... [Read more]
Mari Juarez, 2021 SAF internNC Farmworkers' Project Each time I go out to do outreach, I see injustice. Isn’t that the reason why we are here? Why this organization and others like it have been assembled. This summer I am interning with the North Carolina Farmworkers' Project and although I am well aware of the... [Read more]
– Olivia Free, 2021 SAF internPiedmont Health Services Student Action with Farmworkers intern Olivia Free shares an experience that stuck with her while doing outreach this summer with Piedmont Health Services.
Natalia Morales, 2021 SAF internNC Farmworkers' Project My name is Natalia Morales, and I am working with the North Carolina Farmworkers Project (NCFWP) this summer in Whiteville, NC. I was born in Bogotá, Colombia. My parents and I moved here when I was very young, only about a year old. I come from where we... [Read more]
Rachel Scrudato, 2021 SAF internFarm Labor Organizing Committee My name is Rachel Scrudato, and I am a junior at UNC and I have the honor of working with the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) this summer. When I think of the most joyful moments in my family, I think of food.I think of the assembly... [Read more]
El Perry, 2021 SAF internNC FIELD Cuando me pregunto quien soy, por supuesto que pienso en los aspectos de mi identidad personales e íntimos. Soy veinteañero, soy afroamericano, soy queer. Soy de Maryland a pesar de no vivir allí desde que era un niño, soy un estudiante a pesar de haber graduarme, soy un escritor... [Read more]
Yuliana Ventura, 2021 SAF internFarmworker Advocacy Network When I was twelve years old, I woke up early in the morning to get ready for work. Oddly enough, it was my first job, so I was excited on my first day. However, this quickly changed as I worked rapidly all day while the sun was at... [Read more]
Nati Garcia-Franquiz, 2021 SAF internSC Migrant Education Program I am from una mente positiva and good energy siempreI am from mi mami who comes from the busy streets of la ciudad de México and mi papi who comesfrom el bello San Felipe, GuanajuatoI am from padres who are panaderosYo soy del corazón de él Betanias... [Read more]