David Bacon, author, photojournalist, and migrant worker activist talks about some of the issues facing undocumented workers in the time of COVID-19. His latest piece in the Progressive Magazine, illustrates the contradictions of these “essential” farm workers face by being excluded from the CARES Act.
On today’s show, we talk about migrant farm workers with writer and photographer David Bacon. His new book, In the Fields of the North/En los campos del norte, Bacon combines oral histories and black-and-white photographs to document the lives of the migrants. Today is also the start of our summer pledge drive! Donate today.