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Supporting Agricultural Workers from Mexico: Balancing Work and Family Demands

hispanic agricultural worker in fieldSome agriculture-sector employers who hire workers from Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries may not understand the complexity of their employees’ lives. The Supporting Agricultural Workers from Mexico: Balancing Work and Family Demands program uses videos and discussions to share the immigrant perspective.

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For questions about these take and teach lessons, contact Antonio Alba Meraz (albam001@umn.edu; 507-389-6764). For questions about how these lessons were developed, visit About this Program.

Program Materials by Unit

Unit 1: Introducing the Program — Build awareness of the role of Latino/a agricultural workers in the U.S. economy.

Unit 2: Understanding Family Life of Migrant Latino/a Workers — Understand the complexity of workers' lives and their everyday challenges.

Unit 3: Understanding the Need to go Home and Who Workers Are as Individuals — Learn how to foster a positive work environment through improved relationships and communication.

Unit 4: Understanding the Challenges Associated with Bridging Language Differences — Develop a plan for creating a safe, healthy work environment. Learn more about other resources that can help.

Complete Program Materials

Program Overview (210 K PDF)

Program Background (268 K PDF)

Complete lesson plan guide (1 MB PDF)

Full video (468 MB WMV) and video transcript (8.5 MB PDF)

Appendix — Activity handouts and evaluation for this program.

Additional Resources for Latino Families and Their Employers — Links to organizations addressing education, literacy, human rights, immigration, and more.

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