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Fields of Resistance by Silvia Giagnoni
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May 21, 2012

really liked it
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Read from May 21 to 27, 2012 — I own a copy

If you are teaching students about the work of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers of America, this a must read to develop your own background knowledge about current issues with farm workers today.
Giagnoni spent a great deal of time over the course of several months getting to know the community of Immokalee, Fl - a community of farm workers who pick millions of pounds of tomatoes and other produce for corporate farm growers. Even today, fair wages and safe working environments are an issue; many of these people live in impoverished conditions and work long hours for little pay. Giagnoni describes the work of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to fight for justice for these workers including boycotting businesses like Chipotle to put pressure on the corporate growers who sell to these businesses.

A worthy read and one that will make you look twice at the tomatoes in your salad before eating.

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