FSU Law Alternative Spring Break students asked farmworkers how they can best serve their community as future attorneys. The response was simple: “Have empathy and compassion. Listen to our stories and recognize our humanity. Treat us with dignity.”
A group of Florida State University College of Law students annually travel to Apopka to experience an “Alternative Spring Break.” With help from the Farmworker Association of Florida, the students learn about the lives of farmworkers and legal issues that impact them, including immigration barriers, environmental harms, and labor trafficking.
National Farmworker Awareness Week is March 25-31, and although this is a special week to recognize farmworkers, FSU Law student Ash Hoyt says we should show our appreciation year-round.