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Scratching Out a Living"Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"$
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Angela Stuesse

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520287204

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520287204.001.0001

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Flying Upwind

Flying Upwind

Toward a New Southern Solidarity

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(p.207) 10 Flying Upwind
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Scratching Out a Living
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Angela Stuesse

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520287204.003.0010

This chapter highlights the Solidarity/Solidaridad project—twenty 2-hour Spanish and workers' rights classes and four half-day workshops—which aimed to create a common language and points of connection through which poultry workers could construct coalitions with their coworkers as well as their other community members. Following pedagogical models from popular education, the program's lessons were informal and horizontal in nature, valuing all forms of knowledge, using hands-on participatory activities, as well as relying on participants' interests and strengths to guide the direction of the gatherings. The workers' center piloted the program with ten African American union stewards from Carthage and Forest.

Keywords:   Solidarity project, Solidaridad project, poultry workers, workshops, common language

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