“In some countries children pick crops for 14 hours a day. The United States is one of those countries.”
This free online screening of the award winning documentary The Harvest/La Cosecha, presented by Racial Justice Rising and Greening Greenfield, was RJR’s first venture into online educational programming. 64 people attended.
The documentary was available for viewing via a special link over the course of 5 days. On the evening of the fifth day, Claudia Quintero, an immigration attorney with the Central West Justice Center, shared information about conditions for migrant farmworkers in our own area.
This program was supported in part by grants from Amherst, Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont-Hawley, Conway, Gill, Greenfield, Heath, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Pelham, Rowe, Shelburne, Shutesbury, Wendell, and Whately Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state Agency.