In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte

Learn more about the lives of migrant workers.

See the exhibit at Main Library Oct. 25-Dec. 17

Migrant Workers: Past, Present, & Future

Join us for a discussion on Migrant Workers: Past, Present, & Future with Suzanne Gladney, Attorney and Director of the Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund.  MFAF assists migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families with public benefits, medical & dental, school enrollment, as well as other needs.

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Learn more about the Migrant Farmworkers Assitance Fund.


Donate needed items to the MFAF using the bin at the Main Library.

Books and MovieS

The Lives of Migrant Workers

This list of non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, and movies explores the lives and challenges of migrant workers.


United Farmworkers of America

Home of the UFW with news relating to labor organizing and farmworker issues.

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Online home of a national organization composed of local coalitions and immigrant, refugee, community, religious, civil rights, and labor organizations and activists.

Center for Farmworker Families

This organization works on projects to improve the lives of farmworker families.

Kansas Farmworker Health Program

Works to provide comprehensive primary care services to address the unique health care needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.

National Farmworker Jobs Program

A nationally-directed, locally-administered program of services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents.

Farmworker Justice

A nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice

Kansas Migrant Education Program

A state program designed to address the unique needs of identified migrant children and their families.

KCKPS ESOL/Migrant Services

Builds district capacity and shared responsibility for the development of multilingual and culturally competent students.

Music and Exhibits

Viva Mexico Playlist

Features a wide variety of music from Mexico (Ranchera, Norteño, Tejano and other classic Mexican styles expressing pride and patriotism)

David Bacon

Additional photography and reporting on farmworkers, immigration, labor, and other topics by exhibition creator David Bacon.

“Deportee” by Woody Guthrie

Song about a tragic plane crash in 1948 that killed 28 illegal immigrants being deported by US Immigration.

Migrant Workers and Braceros, 1930s-1964

Overview of the history of California migrant workers, particularly from Mexico, from the early to mid-20th century


Desired for their labor, rejected as neighbors. Farmworkers in California face hostile communities

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Migrant Farmworkers Remain Crucial To Harvest

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In Kansas and Missouri, Immigrants are Rooted in the Agriculture Workforce

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Nitrates poison water in California’s Central Valley

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Welcome to Oaxacalifornia

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Apple picking is a bizarre imitation of hard work.

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