– 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.
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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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]
Celeste Ortega-Felix, 2021 SAF internNC Community Health Care Association I am Celeste. I come from the hibiscus-lined cool concrete houses of Puerto Rico under the fierce heat of the Caribbean sun. I am from the sweet juicy insides of mangoes and quenepas, from late afternoon walks to the beach and the town square. I am... [Read more]
Brandy Fuentes, 2021 SAF internNew Frame LLC “Where are you from?” I hate that question. I hate the question because I don’t know how to answer. Do I start by telling them I was born in Mexico? Or, do I start by telling them that I came to the United States when I was two... [Read more]
Zola Jay, 2021 SAF intern, SC Legal Services Reflected in the computer screen that illuminated the faces of nearly thirty of my peers, was that of myself. Across it were expressions that ranged from excited to nervous to joyful as each fellow SAFista shared their hopes, intentions and the reasons for their participation in this... [Read more]
Sergio Orozco, 2021 SAF Program AssistantStudent Action with Farmworkers In summer 2019 I was selected as one of 25 interns to participate in SAF's Into The Fields internship. I was placed with the Migrant Education Program in Sampson county where I conducted outreach and worked as a teaching assistant for migrant children for a three-week... [Read more]
Angel Venegas Alonso, 2021 SAF internGood Samaritan Clinic When asked “where are you from?” I always have to stop and think about it. I never really knew how to explain where I’m from, who I am, and sometimes where I’m going. With time, I managed to realize that the best way to approach these questions... [Read more]
America Juarez-Maldonado, SAF Solidaridad intern During my internship as a Solidaridad intern, I witnessed the growth of each student I worked with in the Levante Leadership Institute youth program. There were times where communication was difficult because of internet issues, but each of them has their own story and has so much to offer to... [Read more]