This year, as farmworkers continue to be disproportionately affected by the pandemic as well as stresses from climate change, low wages, unsafe working conditions, and crowded housing, we are looking towards the future and envisioning what farm work could look like in the coming years. We started by pairing SAF interns with farmworkers across North Carolina... [Read more]
Listen to SAF Into the Fields 2017 intern Myrka Moreno's podcasts from interviews with students and farmworkers during her summer placement with SAF and Toxic Free NC. Part I : Maria Gonzalez, SAFistasMaria shares her experience growing up in a farmworking family. Part II: Valeria Lopez, H2A workersValeria asked me to come inside her house, where her... [Read more]
In the summer of 2020, SAF interns partnered with farmworkers in North Carolina and South Carolina to hear their stories of what they’re facing in the pandemic, how they’re coping and advocating for themselves and others, and how they’re carrying forward hope in their essential work. Here are some of their stories.
José has been coming to the U.S. since he was twenty-one. A lot of men from his small town in Mexico do the same because there’s not enough work. José has seen a lot of changes to his community: more houses and luxuries but fewer young men. Interview in Spanish.
Physical Health: Heat Stress, protection from the sun
Video 4 - Mental Health: Strategies, coping mechanisms, learning English
Video 3 - Mental Health: Feelings, communication, family separation, technology
Video 2- Physical Health: Pesticides, water consumption/ hydration, stretching and work injuries
Stories and images of what we've heard from farmworkers about their lives, their work, their hopes and dreams.
A video short using images from the SAF archives that confronts myths about farmworkers.
SAF Fellow Robyn Levine documents the experiences of a group of migrant farmworkers who live together and work in the Christmas tree fields in Boone, North Carolina.
In this original documentary created in 2011 by SAF, it had been 50 years since Edward R. Murrow's landmark documentary HARVEST OF SHAME that examined the lives of farmworkers. We set out to examine how much has changed since then and how much remains the same. The film focuses on the lives and work of... [Read more]