Moyers & Company

Moyers & Company

Fighting for Farmworkers

Streaming Video - 2013
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Despite miracles of agricultural progress and innovation over the decades, the harsh lives and working conditions of migrant laborers have changed very little. Their cause has been championed in the past by Edward R. Murrow, Cesar Chavez, and the United Farm Workers, but that list is incomplete without Baldemar Velásquez. Velásquez was among hundreds of thousands of children who joined their migrant parents working long hours in the fields. Shaped by that early experience, Velásquez founded the influential Farm Labor Organizing Committee. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Velásquez, a MacArthur Fellow, joins Bill to talk about the ongoing David versus Goliath struggles to ensure fairness for American farmworkers.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2013
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (43 min.) : sd., col
Alternative Title: Fighting for Farmworkers

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