In 2019, Student Action with Farmworkers’ interns worked with farmworkers and migrant education students to create visual alphabets focusing on the theme of farm work.
- During two participatory workshops, 18 SAF interns convened two visits to farmworker camps with 5-20 workers each and one summer camp for migrant education students with 15 middle and high school students
- In small groups, they chose a letter of the alphabet and reflected on a word starting with that letter that represents farm work to them. They then photographed and printed an image to symbolizes the word and created a collage with their image and written reflections
- SAF interns compiled the workers’ and students’ collaged pages into zines at their mid-retreat workshop to take back to their second meeting. At this last meeting, they facilitated a discussion with participants about what they see in common, what the book says about farmworkers, and how to use these learnings to work together for better conditions and to educate people about farmworkers
- Students received an orientation training in the Literacy Through Photography documentary model, documentary ethics, and photography
The projects were in partnership with Vecinos Farmworker Health Program, South Carolina Migrant Education Program, Sampson County Migrant Education Program, and Project IMPACT/Telamon Corporation. We would like to thank all of our partners for helping make the project a success!