A new study guide is available that can be used by groups watching the film Harvest of Dignity. The guide contains facts about farm workers and child labor, discussion questions, ideas for taking action to and a list of organizations that support farm workers.(more…)
Harvest of Dignity is a new, original documentary created in 2011.
The 1960 film Harvest of Shame was the last televised documentary by North Carolina-born journalist Edward R. Murrow. It explored social, health and labor issues faced by men, women and children working in agriculture in the U.S.
Fifty years later, Harvest of Dignity revisits the lives and work of farm workers in North Carolina, providing an in-depth portrait of the people who harvest our food today.
The film is in Spanish and English with subtitles.
Read more about Harvest of Dignity.
A new report about farm worker children examines birth defects, neurological and behavior disorders, respiratory disease, as well as leukemia and other childhood cancers and their connection to pesticides. The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP) released the report as a tool for consumers, policy-makers, health and safety trainers, advocates, those who serve farm workers, and those who benefit daily from their hard work.(more…)