Stories from Camp – Day 3
June 25-30, 2012
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]
To learn about the right to health care, Peacebuilders Camp took a day-long field trip to Ellenton, GA to visit the health clinic there that serves migrant workers. We went swimming at Reed Bingham State Park and then drove to the clinic. Diaz Food, a Latino food wholesaler, donated a truckload of food to our camp. A dad of one of the campers drove the boxes to Ellenton and the campers replenished the food pantry at the clinic that our 2011 campers had started. Some nurses from the clinic gave us a tour of the farms around Ellenton where watermelons, peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupes and other vegetables are grown in large quantities. We got to see migrant farmers working in the fields, we were amazed at the amount of food left to rot in the fields, and we learned about the medical conditions migrant workers deal with as a result of their labor. On the way back to Koinonia that evening, we stopped and ate pizza in Albany, GA’s Riverfront Park. Click on any photo below to see a larger version.
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