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Peter McKay

...working with rural peoples from Africa to Alaska. For several years he worked with activist Cesar Chavez and Chicano farm workers in central California. As a VISTA volunteer, he set up agricultural co-ops for the production of strawberries...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171729147
Glenn Bruce Frick

...Colebrook NH to Keene, a Boston Marathon runner, and Eva Frick. In 1945 the family moved west, working as migrant farm workers before buying a small farm in Forest Grove OR. Glenn graduated from Forest Grove High (where he was a champion wrestler...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171236296
Off the Beaten Path: The journeys we make

...Guinea tribe that still lived in a similar manner to the Stone Age, to Native American rights, to Cesar Chavez and farm worker's rights, to the Inuit and muskox of Nunivak Island, to Rachel Carson ... the list goes on. He is the only person...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/beaten-path-journeys-we-make
Outdoors
Cesar Chavez

Now Playing Synopsis: The life and career of legendary civil and labor rights leader Cesar Chavez is dramatized, following Chavez's mission to officialize the rights of immigrants and farm workers, as well as his personal journey as a husband and father. Outspoken but gentle, willful but soft spoken, the organizer's unique presence and unwavering commitment to non-violent protest would make him an enduring symbol of freedom and equality for generations to come. . ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi Cast: Michael Peña, John Malkovich, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, Wes Bentley, Michael Cudlitz Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

US tourists swim for 14 hours after ship sinks

...probably the best and worst banana I've ever had," Dan Suski recalled.Some three hours later, they spotted a young farm worker walking with his white dog. He fed them crackers, gave them water and waited until police arrived, the Suskis said...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-04-26/us-tourists-swim-14-hours-after-ship-
Not For Web
Christopher a standout in 'Of Mice and Men'

...Men" at Perseverance Theatre is a work of art.The play follows the novel as it begins with two itinerant California farm workers, George Milton and Lenny Small, camping near a river before showing up the next day to work on yet another farm...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-09-27/christopher-standout-mice-and-men
Art
Inmate makes plaques for elders

...previous record of drug possession. Branlund said he left an abusive home in California at age 12 and became a migrant farm worker with a sixth-grade education. During his months behind bars, he has earned his GED and decided he wants to set an...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081401/Loc_InmatePlaques.shtml
Local
PFD trims Alaska's income gap

...gap between rich and poor is Alaska's relative shortage of low-paying jobs. "We don't have a lot of migrant farm workers or a huge retail industry or service industry. Yes we have McDonald's and Wal-Mart, but not as many as in other...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092502/sta_pfdstate.shtml
News
Unwelcome herbicide

...significantly higher rates of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is the eighth most common cause of pesticide illness among farm workers in California. The surfactants which are the substance in Roundup that make it stick to plants have been proven toxic...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121002/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion
Songsmith Eaglesmith

...imaginative pull and resonance of short stories, such as "Carmelita," a song covered by the Cowboy Junkies, about farm workers in Southern Ontario. "Tinderbox," one of his Juno-nominated releases, sprang from a single line in the title...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050809/ent_437707000.shtml

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