Public Law Center (PLC) organized Rural Break 2010: From the OC to the CV, an alternative spring break for Whittier Law School law students who gave up part of their spring break to help immigrant farmworkers in Coachella Valley.
First Night Rural Break 2010 Group Dinner
PLC partnered with the California Rural Legal Assistance Migrant Farmworkers Project in Coachella, California who hosted Rural Break 2010: From the OC to the CV.
Whittier Law School Law Students Receive Training on How to Do a Know Your Rights Presentation on Labor Rights of Migrant Farmworkers
One of many farms in the Coachella Valley employing migrant farmworkers
Law students looking for indicators of whether the farm follows maintains safe working conditions for their farm workers.
A portable bathroom for workers on the field to use.
Preparing Rural Break 2010 T-shirts for everyone.
The Migrant Parents Education Workshop sponsored by the County of Riverside was held at a school in Indio. The organizers provided free transportation, food, and childcare to the parents attending the workshop so that the families could attend the workshop for the entire day.
Whittier Law School law student Mabel Alavez (3L) speaking with one of the participants at the Migrant Parents Education Workshop.
Whittier Law School law students Jelani Adams (1L) and Cylia Villegas (1L) preparing their know-your-rights presentation on labor rights.
Whittier Law School law students Ana Becerra (1L) and Nick Hashimi (1L) preparing their know-your-rights presentation on immigrant rights.
Whittier Law School law student Chaneen Cummings (1L) and Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow Munmeeth Soni having a dance off and doing the kid-n-play to entertain everyone.
Whittier Law School law students who participated in Rural Break 2010: From the OC to the CV, from left to right: Fernando Acuna (1L), Alex Cervantes (1L), Nick Hashimi (1L), Jelani Adams (1L), Chaneen Cummings (1L), Tammy Han (1L), Mabel Alavez (3L), Alicia Davis (1L), Ana Becerra (1L), Amishi Hise (1L), Cylia Villegas (1L), and Jim Tran (3L but not in picture).
Public Law Center staff who organized and supervised the Rural Break 2010: From the OC to the CV, from left to right: Evelyn Fuentes (PLC Senior Immigration Legal Assistant), Rebeca Canales (EJW AmeriCorps Legal Fellow); Vanessa Leonardo (EJW AmeriCorps Recovery Fellow); and Munmeeth Soni (EJW AmeriCorps Legal Fellow)
PLC-Rural Break 2010 at Hidden Harvest in Coachella. Hidden Harvest is an organization that rescues overproduced fruit and vegetables for distribution to food banks, senior citizens, and to low-income individuals and families.
Here, Whittier Law School law students Alex Cervantes (left), Chaneen Cummings (far right), and Alicia Davis (right) are sorting through grapefruits and distributing the grapefruits in boxes. We went through over 5000 grapefruits!
Whittier Law School law students working to reach our goal of preparing 5 crates worth of grapefruits and oranges.
PLC staff and Whittier Law School law students learning that the fruit they packaged came from people's backyards and that the fruit would now be distributed amongst low-income senior citizen.
PLC organized Rural Break 2010: From the OC to the CV at Hidden Harvest in Coachella.