Do you know where your apples come from?
Here are five bilingual graphics William Estrada made as part of an effort to support the Yakima Valley Fruit Workers Strike happening right now in Washington state. Farmworkers are demanding safe working conditions, hazard pay, and PPE. To learn more visit https://www.opb.org/news/article/farmworker-strike-yakima-valley-fruit/
To support the workers and their families, consider donating to Families Unidas por la Justicia: http://familiasunidasjusticia.org/en/donate/
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A Latina woman closes her eyes tight and brings her hands together in prayer. She wears a sweatshirt and a medical face mask. Text in bright red below states: “UNIDOS HACEMOS LA FUERZA!” In a second version, in English: “UNITED WE ARE STRONG!”
A man in a checkered shirt stands with his arms folded. He has brown skin and wears a yellow farmer’s hat. “DIGNIDAD” is written below. In a second version, in English: “DIGNITY!”
A person with their fist raised and wearing a hat and medical face mask holds a protest sign: “Matson Fruit STRIKE”. “SI SE PUEDE!” is written below. And in the second version, in English, “YES WE CAN!”
A woman with a farmer’s hat, medical face mask, and sunglasses raises her fist in the air. “HUELGA!” is written in bright red below. In the English version: “STRIKE!”
A Latino man’s wrinkled face looks at us. Behind him a giant yellow sun shape. “JUSTICIA PARA LOS CAMPESINOS!” in bright red below. In the English version: “JUSTICE FOR FARMWORKERS!”