EWU Migrant Week: The Migrant Experience

February 26, 2019


Join Eastern Washington University’s CAMP (College Assistance Migrant Program), the week of March 4-8, as it hosts The Migrant Experience.

Monday, Mar. 4: The Legacies of Our Leaders

Sea Mar Community Health Center is an organization that provides quality, comprehensive health, human housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in services to Latinos in Washington state. With the support of Sea Mar, EWU offers six paid/housed internships each summer. Former CEP/CAMP Director, now VP of Educational Services, Jerry Garcia, PhD will examine the work of leaders who have advocated for the rights of migrant workers in the state of Washington

Jerry Garcia, PhD
VP of Educational Services at Sea Mar Medical Clinic
Tawanka 215 A/B/C
2-3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 5: Cesar Chavez Blood Drive

In partnership with Vitalant, CAMP will be hosting a one-day blood drive. Please stop by and help save a life!

Mobile Donation Center
Behind Patterson and Isle Hall
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar. 5: Documentary “Nuestra Historia” (Our Story)

The film depicts the experiences and opinions of migrant students at EWU. The film will dispel assumptions held by the broader community at EWU.

Brenda Gutierrez
CAMP Program Assistant
Monroe 205
2:30-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 6: The Face of Migrant Labor in Washington State

This photo exhibit and presentation give a glimpse of the ethical, moral and legal decadence our country is willing to endure for the sake of cheap fruits and vegetables and large profit margins for shareholders and corporate owners. Presently, the working and living conditions of migrant camps in the U.S. have improved little; more importantly, to what extent do we continue to exploit child labor (as revealed in these photographs) for the sake of getting inexpensive fruits and vegetables that are part of our daily diets.

Martin Meraz-Garcia, PhD
CEP/CAMP Interim Director
Tawanka 215 A/B/C
Presentation: 2:30-3 p.m.
Exhibit: 1-4 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 7: Knowledge in the Crop

Informative facts regarding Washington crops and agricultural workers will be distributed at large around the EWU campus community. These facts will be included on apples that were picked by some of our very own EWU/CAMP students in the Royal City area.

Friday, Mar. 8: Fruits of the Harvest

CAMP students will be distributing notes of appreciation to faculty/staff from their hometowns and EWU campus who have made an educational impact in their lives.

What is CAMP?

The College Assistance Migrant Program, referred to as CAMP, is a federally-funded program designed to support students from migrant and seasonal farmworker backgrounds during their first year in college. The program provides students with both financial assistance and support services, with the goal of preparing them to continue their education at a four-year college or university.

Migrant Farmworker

A migrant farmworker is a seasonal farmworker whose employment requires travel that keeps the worker from returning to a permanent home within the same day.

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