RDLN Institute 2014 Field Visits
At Project Voz, mural planned and painted by a group of young people (67 Sueños) mentored by an artist. The mural is called "Abuelito fue Bracero" ("Grandfather was a bracero" -- a farmworker brought in from Mexico under harsh conditions between 1942-64. Families had to stay behind across the border.) At Puentes' Boggs Tract Community Farm in Stockton , Luis Magana of Project Voz (l), Patricia Miller of the Stockton Police, and former Bracero, Jesus Aceves (2nd from r) with RDLN Leaders.

Ernesto Saavedra, editor, Community Alliance newspaper, (second from right) with Maya Crooks and Oleta Garrett-Fitzgerald
At Radio Bilingüe in Fresno, Hugo Morales (c) and (l to r) Mapy Alvarez, Darnella Winston, Oleta Garrett-Fitzgerald, Maya Crooks, Radio Bilingüe Broadcasting Director Maria Elena Eraña, and Dorothy Grady-Scarbrough
After meeting with members of Lideres Campesinas, including Rosa Montoya (2nd from l), Rosa Lopez (3rd from l), Paula Placencia (c), Ana Maria Duran (front c), and María Inés Catalán (2nd from r). Audelia Garcia Cervantes (not pictured) Photo by Laurie Coyle. Housing by CHISPA (Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.), where the meeting with Lideres Campesinas was held
At ALBA (Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association) near Salinas, Alfredo Navarro left, founder of original farmworkers strawberry coop on this land and current ALBA Board member, Nate Harkleroad (3rd from right) ALBA Ag Education Program Manager, and María Inés Catalán (2nd from right) farmer. Jardines restaurant in San Juan Bautista, started by Manuel Santana, artist and organizer, who was instrumental in starting the strawberry coop
Allensworth, a town founded by a former slave, intended to be a self-sufficient black community, is now an historic state park Cooperativa Santa Elena in Soledad, formerly a farm labor camp, now a mobile home housing cooperative owned by former farmworkers

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