Celebrating 50 Years of Migrant Work
“Honoring the Hands” is a multimedia project at www.honoringthehands.com created by passionate individuals who believe in advocacy through the use of their artistic voice to help raise awareness for migrant and seasonal farmworker healthcare.
Through film, photography, design, and written and spoken word, “Honoring the Hands” was created to pay homage to the men and women who bring exemplary passion, reason, and courage to their life’s work on behalf of those who grow and harvest our food.
Anne K. Nolon, President and CEO of HRHCare, initiated the program with the hope of telling the story of the Migrant Health movement, and of the remarkable people who have made it happen. She was especially concerned that the experience and wisdom of Migrant Health’s long-time leaders be recorded, as they prepare to pass the torch to a new generation who will carry the movement into the future. Thus was born the Honoring the Hands project.
We were proud to have our first Honoring the Hands event in the summer of 2015, with community partners from Long Island’s wine growing industry. Proceeds went to the Farmworkers Health Fund which provides access to primary and preventive care for agriculture workers and their families. To learn more about how you can contribute, please visit our Farmworkers Health Fund page. For information on attending Honoring the Hands 2016, please visit the event page.
Please visit www.honoringthehands.com to hear our stories and learn more.
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
–Robert. F. Kennedy