Political Perspectives on 06/22/11

Air date: 
Wed, 06/22/2011 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
How Produce Gets to Your Table

Host Carlos Chavez interviews Jaime Arredondo of Oregon's Farmworker Housing Developement Corporation and farmworkers in the Woodburn area. FHDC hosted a tour on June 14th of Woodburn labor camps and FHDC Housing Communities. The tour is captured in this radio piece and presents a stark contrast in living standards between grim farm owner or contractor owned encampments and flourishing FHDC run migrant communities. Juana Santiago is a farmworker from Oaxaca, Mexico who shares her experiences and guides us through the labor camp that she and her family once occupied.

FHDC will premier a startling documentary in Portland on June 23rd titled Harvesting Hope: Exposing the Truth About the High Human Cost of Getting Produce to Our Tables, which features Juana's family and exposes the harsh realities of living in labor camps here in Oregon.

For more information visit:

http://www.fhdc.org/

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Labor Camp Tour.mp39.47 MB

 

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