This week, I have spent a number of hours looking, reading and watching many resources about National Farmworker Awareness Week. It’s amazing to see how many organizations are able to come together on a national scale to honor and support the work that feeds us all. Here in Maine, I like driving and seeing the occasional “Got Food, Thank a Farmworker” bumper sticker. It’s a good reminder of… read more »
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Today we bring you a farmworker perspective. “I am Honduran” We want you to know that this program is extremely important and special to us and has been very useful. The climatic changes, the diet, and the work causes abnormal reactions that frequently make the human body ill. The attention that you give us with such kindness is worthy of recognition; we are very satisfied with it. Every visit… read more »
In continuing with theme of reflections from both farmworkers and the MMHP team, today our thoughts include a few words and photos taken by our Medical Director, Cheryl Seymour, MD. “Through the eyes of a Farmworker” I like to think of these pictures as a few scenes through the eyes of the farm-workers we serve. Certainly there are many more scenes that I am unable to record: their view of… read more »
Every year we celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week. While we feel it is important to become more knowledgable about farmworkers lives, work and health throughout the year, we also like to take part of a nationwide effort to spread the word about what is happening in our own state of Maine. We hope that this week can bring awareness and a glimpse of the work that MMHP does, as well… read more »
In a few weeks, the movie, After I Pick the Fruit- The Lives of Migrant Women will be screened in Maine. We are very excited to be a sponsor alongside The Apple Farm, Lakeside Orchards, Colby College International Club, Railroad Square Cinema, and the Economic Justice Committee of First Congregational Church in Waterville. The screening will be held at Railroad Square Cinema (17 Railroad Square, Waterville) on Saturday, February 16,… read more »
The Maine Migrant Health Program has been busy getting ready for a new type of technology that will help providers on the mobile clinics provide a better and more complete service. To know more about this exciting news, read this article!
Recently, Vanessa Torres held a CD Release show for her new album “Without Sight” . As part of her performance, she collaborated with MMHP to create a slide show that paired images of migrant farm communities we serve with one of her songs, “Nameless.” The slide show created is a photographic essay reflecting the wide range of migrant farmworkers who MMHP serves as an organization. The song itself highlights the working and living conditions of an often-times overlooked population. The slides used for the collaboration were part… read more »