Posts Tagged ‘Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF)’

August 6: Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration

August 6: Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration

Celebrate the success of Student Action with Farmworkers‘ current crop of farmworker activists by joining SAF for their end of summer celebration on August 6. Student Action with Farmworkers—a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more just agricultural system—has been a partner and documentary collaborator of the Center for Documentary Studies for over twenty years. Saturday, August 6, 6–9:30 p.m. Full Frame […]


Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration, August 8

Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration, August 8

Celebrate the success of Student Action with Farmworkers‘ current crop of farmworker activists by joining SAF for their end of summer celebration on August 8. Student Action with Farmworkers—a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more just agricultural system—has been a partner and documentary collaborator of the Center for Documentary Studies for over twenty years. Saturday, August 8, 6–10 p.m. Full Frame […]


CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

CDS Instructors Alex Harris and Christopher Sims Receive Undergraduate Teaching Awards from Duke University

Congratulations to two undergraduate instructors at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Alex Harris and Christopher Sims, who recently received university-wide teaching awards at the end of the 2014–2015 academic year. Alex Harris received the Robert B. Cox Award in the Social Sciences for “a commitment to teaching over time and a willingness to invest substantial effort in meeting the school’s instructional […]


Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration, August 10

Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration, August 10

Join Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) staff, alumni, and supporters in celebrating the success of SAF’s current crop of farmworker activists! Students will share new documentary work, a theater performance, and the mural created by Levante youth. Come enjoy food, music, dancing, and reconnecting with other SAFistas. SAF End of Summer Celebration Saturday, August 10, 5–9:30 […]


Student Action with Farmworkers Receives Service-Learning Award for Contributions to CDS Undergraduate Classes

Student Action with Farmworkers Receives Service-Learning Award for Contributions to CDS Undergraduate Classes

Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) was honored this spring by Duke University’s Service-Learning Program with a Betsy Alden Outstanding Service-Learning Award, in recognition of SAF’s long commitment to supporting undergraduate courses at the Center for Documentary Studies. SAF was nominated for the Alden Award by Charlie Thompson, director of undergraduate education at CDS, and Christopher […]


CDS Undergraduates Create Videos for National Farmworker Awareness Week 2013

CDS Undergraduates Create Videos for National Farmworker Awareness Week 2013

Working in collaboration with Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) and other farmworker organizations nationwide, ten undergraduate students at CDS have created a series of short videos to be used as part of the media campaign for the 14th annual National Farmworker Awareness Week, to be held March 24-31, 2013. The students are enrolled in DOCST 332S “Farmworkers […]


“Inicios | Beginnings” : SAF Ends 20th Anniversary Year with Mural Unveiling and Celebration

"Inicios | Beginnings" : SAF Ends 20th Anniversary Year with Mural Unveiling and Celebration

Join Student Action with Farmworkers for Inicios | Beginnings—a mural unveiling and final celebration of twenty years of growing farmworker activists. The event will be held at the Episcopal Farmworker Ministry in Dunn, North Carolina, where SAF’s first Into the Fields interns were placed in 1992. Inicios | Beginnings Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2 p.m.–5 p.m. […]


Reception for Three New Exhibits Celebrating Student Action With Farmworkers History, Thursday, September 20

Reception for Three New Exhibits Celebrating Student Action With Farmworkers History, Thursday, September 20

Three new exhibitions at Duke University Libraries explore the human experience of farmworkers and the history of a nonprofit organization,  Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), dedicated to improving their lives; the exhibits will be on view through December 9, 2012.  An opening reception will feature Latin American food and speakers reflecting on SAF’s evolution and the transformative power of […]


Join in the Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration: August 11 at CDS

Join in the Student Action with Farmworkers End of Summer Celebration: August 11 at CDS

The public is invited to join Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) staff, alumni, and supporters in celebrating two decades of growing farmworker activists! SAF has brought more than seven hundred young people into social justice work and has supported eighty thousand farmworkers in their efforts to gain access to a more just agricultural system. This year […]


Watch: CDS Students Produce Video Series on Farmworker Conditions and Child Labor

Watch: CDS Students Produce Video Series on Farmworker Conditions and Child Labor

Undergraduates in CDS Artist in Residence Bruce Orenstein’s  Documentary Studies: Video for Social Change class have produced a series of advocacy videos touching on the conditions of farmworkers in North Carolina and child labor in the agricultural industry. The course is being taught in collaboration with Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF); SAF,  NC Children in […]


Watch: Student Action with Farmworkers Director, Melinda Wiggins, Honored at White House

Watch: Student Action with Farmworkers Director, Melinda Wiggins, Honored at White House

Melinda Wiggins, director of Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), was recently honored at the White House as one of ten Champions of Change, a weekly program created by the Obama administration to highlight leaders and innovators from different sectors across the country.  In recognition of National Farmworker Awareness Week, and what would have been the […]


Student Action with Farmworkers Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Exhibitions on the Duke Campus—Reception Wednesday, March 28

Student Action with Farmworkers Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Exhibitions on the Duke Campus—Reception Wednesday, March 28

A special reception on the Duke University campus during National Farmworker Awareness Week will celebrate the opening of two Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF) documentary exhibits, and SAF’s twenty-year anniversary. Ni de Aquí, Ni de Allá | Not From Here, Not From There and Nuestros Sueños, Nuestros Historias | Our Stories, Our Dreams present the work of […]


Charlie Thompson on “Spirits of Just Men”

Charlie Thompson on "Spirits of Just Men"

Charlie Thompson, director of the undergraduate program at CDS, holds the faculty position of Lecturer in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Religion. His latest book, Spirits of Just Men: Mountaineers, Liquor Bosses, and Lawmen in the Moonshine Capital of the World (University of Illinois […]


New Documentary Studies Course Offered in the Spring: Video for Social Change

New Documentary Studies Course Offered in the Spring: Video for Social Change

A new Documentary Studies course for both Duke and UNC undergraduates will be offered for the Spring 2011 semester. Documentary Studies: Video for Social Change Taught by Bruce Orenstein, founder of the Chicago Video Project and award-winning producer of three PBS documentaries and numerous campaign videos for social change organizations This course taught at Duke […]


North Carolina Latin American Film Screening November 16: Harvest of Dignity

North Carolina Latin American Film Screening November 16: Harvest of Dignity

On the 50th anniversary of the acclaimed 1960 documentary Harvest of Shame by Edward R. Murrow, the Farmworker Advocacy Network (FAN) and Minnow Media present Harvest of Dignity, a documentary exploring the conditions that migrant and seasonal farmworkers face in the United States today. Harvest of Shame and Harvest of Dignity at the North Carolina […]


Benefit Photo Auction For Student Action With Farmworkers

Benefit Photo Auction For Student Action With Farmworkers

Benefit Photo Auction For Student Action With Farmworkers May 7, 2009 | 6:00–8:30 p.m. Center for Documentary Studies 1317 W. Pettigrew Street Durham, NC 27705 Light refreshments and wine will be served $5 at the door gets you a full catalogue and a chance to bid Pay with cash, check, or major credit card