Friday, September 20, 2019

Latino Doctor provides a haven for migrant farmworkers

On the 15-mile drive between his two Central Valley medical clinics, Dr. J. Luis Bautista often passes armies of farmworkers stooped over in the fields, picking onions, melons and tomatoes. Most of the 30,000 annual office visits to his small staff of doctors and nurses in downtown Fresno and the nearby rural town of Sanger […]

Guest Blogger: Andrea Delgado “Happy Birthday, Cesar E. Chavez”

The agriculture industry relies heavily on the use of pesticides, which are highly toxic chemicals that farmworkers and surrounding communities are frequently exposed to through simply doing their jobs or living near agricultural sites. Pesticides enter the body through inhalation and penetration of the skin. The latest statistics indicate that in 2007, 1.1 billion pounds […]

Documentary Chronicles Life of Civil Rights Legend

Nearly two decades after his death, work is underway to ensure that current and feature generations know the story of an iconic figure in the civil rights movement, Mexican American labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Cesar’s Last Fast is a documentary in production that draws its name from the 1988 “Fast for Life” where for 36 […]