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About Esencial Colorado

This archive documents the fight for rights, respect, and visibility of and by agricultural workers in Colorado during a time plagued by racism, climate chaos, and public health crises. In resistance to the systems of racism, capitalism, and colonialism that invisibalize and oppress agricultural workers, these workers, their families and allies continue to build power and capacity to bring about a future of liberation. To this end, this public archive positions these realities as undeniable, celebrates these humans who are always essential, and invites the public to take further action towards justice. Within this archive you will find audio, video and written stories from both promotores and agricultural workers, as well as photographs.