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March 31 2023

It is not common where an individual is synonymous to a certain subject or occupation, but when that is the case, it is clear they are someone quite special.  From a very young age, Cesar had to face tough obstacles. … Read more Farmworker Icon Highlight: Cesar Chavez

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March 30 2023

There is something to be said about wanting to create a better life for your family. When another aspiration and drive comes out of that initial goal, however, it is amazing where that other passion can take you. Philip migrated … Read more Farmworker Icon Highlight: Philip Vera Cruz

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March 29 2023

A direct victim of America’s biggest sin, Fannie Lou Hamer lived in the eye of the storm that was racism, segregation, Jim Crow, you name it. That didn’t stop this woman from making her mark and etching her name in … Read more Farmworker Icon Highlight: Fannie Lou Hamer

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March 28 2023

It is one thing to be aware of blatant injustice going on in your community, but it is another to do something about it and become one of the most iconic farmworker figures to this day.  Larry migrated to the … Read more Farmworker Icon Highlight: Larry Itliong

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March 27 2023

Growing up in an era where women, let alone Hispanic women, were not expected or encouraged to achieve much, it was a fight against the grain from the jump. This created barriers that seemed impossible to break down, but not … Read more Farmworker Icon Highlight: Dolores Huerta

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March 08 2023

In the United States, nearly 1 in 5 women have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetimes.1 Farmworker women who experience workplace sexual violence endure the challenges that all survivors face, while also having to overcome additional challenges … Read more Farmworker Justice and Partners Are Working To Address Sexual Harassment In The Fields

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January 18 2023

Farmworker Justice is launching a new project, “Sembrando Respeto, Cosechando Dignidad” (“Sowing Respect, Harvesting Dignity”) with Líderes Campesinas, PCUN, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and Futures Without Violence. The project will raise awareness of workplace … Read more Farmworker Justice and Partners Launch New Project on Sexual Harassment in the Fields

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December 02 2022

On November 23, 2022 the Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the Farm Labor Report. This report summarizes the findings of the 2022 Farm Labor Survey (FLS), a nationwide survey of farm employers (excluding non-farm employers such … Read more USDA Survey Shows Rising Farmworker Wages in 2022

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