Photos courtesy of Addie Lucero/Rio Grande Farm Park

Do you know who picked the cabbage and celery you find at the grocery store? It might’ve been an Indigenous immigrant farmworker. In this episode, I visit with a couple of Indigenous immigrant farmworkers at Rio Grande Farm Park in Alamosa, Colorado to learn about their journey here and why they left Guatemala. I also speak with Dr. Giovanni Batz, social anthropologist focusing on Maya migration, displacement and diaspora, Guatemalan history, Indigenous movements and human rights, to learn more about why so many people migrate here; and why so many Indigenous people are displaced from their lands in Latin America.

Dr. Batz mentions fundraisers for Hurricane Eta relief:

Maya communities need help – Hurricane Eta

Urgent need for Maya people due to Hurricane Eta

Collection for Victims of Eta Hurricane in Nebaj

Dr. Batz also suggests “Indigenous Communities on the Frontline as Two Climate Change-Fueled Hurricanes Slam Central America” from “Democracy Now!”

More from Dr. Batz HERE.

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