ICE Agents in NC K-12 Schools?

HB744, the Safe Schools Act, will be heard in the NC Education Committee This Tuesday May 31st. As explained by Michelle Lozano Villegas, Co-President of Duke Students for Humane Borders, “The bill looks to ban all undocumented students from K-12 schools in the state by giving Principals the authority to act like ICE Agents, byContinue reading “ICE Agents in NC K-12 Schools?”

Five things you didn’t know about farmworkers

1. The average life expectancy of a United States farmworker is just 49 years old — 10 years less than the average life expectancy in Haiti or in Ghana! 2. Organic food isn’t necessarily better for farmworkers — while it is grown with fewer pesticides, the tendency towards seasonal labor in organic farming makes it harder forContinue reading “Five things you didn’t know about farmworkers”

A silver bullet for local agriculture and food deserts

This April, Duke Durham Hunger Alliance and Duke Democrats cohosted the Oasis Banquet: Finding Solutions to Durham’s Food Deserts.  We heard from Wendy Noel, manager at TROSA Grocery, one of the only fresh produce options in Northeast Central Durham — as a frame of reference, its closest competitor, a supermarket called Los Primos just underContinue reading “A silver bullet for local agriculture and food deserts”