“The Most Costly Journey”: Latin American Migrant Workers, Health Care, and Collaborative Non-Fiction Comics
February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Learn about the lives of Vermont’s migrant farm workers and an exciting grass-roots project.
In 2021 the Vermont Folklife Center published The Most Costly Journey: Stories of Migrant Farm workers in Vermont Drawn by New England Cartoonists. The book consists of English language comics created by the El Viaje Más Caro Project, a health care outreach effort of the Open Door Clinic and University of Vermont Extension Bridges to Health that uses comics as a tool to address the overlooked mental health needs of Latin American migrant workers in Vermont.
In this presentation, Andy Kolovos from the Vermont Folklife Center and/or Julia Grand Doucet from the Open Door Clinic provide an overview of the goals of the El Viaje Más Caro Project, the collaborative methods that define its approach, and insight into the lives and experiences of the workers whose labor supports the continued viability of dairy farming in Vermont.
This event is sponsored by the MRV Libraries with support from Vermont Humanities and is part of the Vermont Reads program.