No one knows really where to begin when talking about migrant workers in the United States. People rarely know how long the workers have been in the U.S., what they pick, or where they live and work. In part one of her three part series, Lynsey Saunders reports, in order to understand why this cycle of virtual non-existence exists, you have to start at the core of an agricultural business that has used migrant workers for almost a century.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/migrant1.mp3]
The Alachua County branch of the NAACP and the United Church of Gainesville’s Racial Justice Task Force are sponsoring a town hall called “Understanding Racial Inequities: Where Are We Now?” at 4 p.m. in the Thelma Boltin Center, at 516 NE Second Ave.