Article 25, Section 1: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” [from Universal Declaration of Human Rights]
Day 3 was our longest field trip of the week. We traveled two hours to Ellenton and Moultrie, GA to learn about migrant farm workers’ lives. After a morning exercising our right to leisure, we ate lunch in Moultrie with a group of Emory nurses who were conducting a two-week clinical with migrant workers and their families. Then, we toured the local farms with Cynthia Hernandez from the Ellenton Health Clinic. This was one of the most eye-opening experiences for the campers, seeing where our food comes from, the waste involved in the process, and the horrific conditions the workers labor and live in. Seeing all this made it very meaningful that our camp was able to start a food pantry at the Ellenton Clinic and then visit the mobile health clinic that evening. After such a long and intense day, the campers slept on the van ride home and then slept in the next morning.