Local Spanish newspaper La Conexión published a photo I took on the front page of their Feb. 27 issue. The accompanying article discusses the attack on DACA-approved youth who, at the time, were being denied their drivers licenses. I took the photo at a rally outside of the NCDOT in January organized by Mayra Torres [...]
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Burlington, Mebane and 11 other towns are located in Alamance County, an area notorious for harsh immigration laws and practices. “You coexist with people that may not understand you,” says restaurant worker and soccer player Cesar Arturo Flores Valadez. But on a day of a soccer game, he adds, “nothing bothers you. You wake up [...]
The food on our tables– sweet potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, chicken, pork and more — come from hands tied to a cycle of repression and injustice. Supporting that is a variety of indirectly connected societal behaviors. Among them: consumer choices, discriminatory legal policies and community prejudice.
For this week’s INDY, I wrote an article exploring North Carolina’s hidden labor force: children working the fields. Almost half a million children are working in the fields in the United States. This week is also National Farmworker Awareness Week. Due to lack of space in the paper, a few excerpts didn’t make the edit. I’ve [...]
When it comes to food, my friends share my obsession. My fondest recent food memories include moments with my friends in Carrboro, or La Banda, as we’ve dubbed ourselves, gathered around an oven adding spices and herbs (and our “two cents”) onto a leg of lamb, standing at a kitchen table spreading cookies with dulce [...]