Many migrant workers and their families rely on the Migrant Education Program to help students access school work. The pandemic has made it even more challenging.
Home-grown and statewide organizers, scholars, and scientists are calling attention to the sheer amount of environmental hazards near Snow Hill that threaten air and water quality
Southern communities have some of the highest levels of food insecurity, and it’s been worsening during the pandemic. Churches often fill in the gaps.
A hurricane season on top of a pandemic showed how farmworkers in North Carolina are susceptible to dangerous conditions on the job.
UF is just one of many public universities in Southern states that use prison labor in agricultural programs and on other parts of campus, or rely on products made by incarcerated people. Students and activists have pressured universities and companies to end these programs for years, but data on how public universities use prison labor is scarce.
The health care system and workplace safety regulations weren’t set up to help the people who harvest our food. The pandemic has only deepened the problem.
The Ecology of a Cracker Childhood author talks the pandemic, climate change, and why we need to fall in love with our places.