Celebrating the Birthdays of Agricultural Workers


Main Participant

Anonymous Agricultural Worker

Occupation

Agricultural Worker

Colorado County & Region

Mesa County, West region 1

Original Language

English

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This story comes from two promotoras, Brenda Villarreal and Maria Del Refugio. In mid-February 2022, they were able to travel to an agricultural worker housing site Mesa County to help an agricultural worker celebrate his birthday by surprising him with a cake. The worker was extremely excited, saying that he had not expected anything for his birthday, and the promotoras were glad that they were able to help him feel special.

Brenda recalls “He was really excited and happy he thought that we were not going to take him anything for his birthday. Like last year I started to take them a birthday cake when it's their birthday. Just the light in their face is what makes it all worth it.”

Translation Language (if available)

Spanish

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Esta historia nos llega de dos promotoras, Brenda Villarreal y María del Refugio. A mediados de febrero del 2022, pudieron viajar a una vivienda de trabajadores agrícolas del condado de Mesa para ayudar a un trabajador agrícola a celebrar su cumpleaños sorprendiéndolo con un pastel. El trabajador estaba muy entusiasmado, diciendo que no había esperado nada para su cumple, y las promotoras se alegraron de haber podido ayudarle a sentirse especial.

Brenda recuerda: "Estaba muy entusiasmado y feliz, él pensaba que no íbamos a llevarle nada para su cumpleaños. El año pasado empecé a llevarles un pastel de cumpleaños cuando cumplen años. La luz en sus rostros hace que todo esto valga la pena".

Archivist Notes

This story is based on data collected by Project Protect Promotora Network. ID: 14724

Title

Celebrating the Birthdays of Agricultural Workers

Description

Two promotoras surprise an agricultural worker with a cake on his birthday.

Creator

Brenda Tanori and Maria Del Refugio

Date

February 2022

Contributor

Delanee Taylor

Coverage

Citation

Brenda Tanori and Maria Del Refugio, Celebrating the Birthdays of Agricultural Workers February 2022. Esencial Colorado, accessed April 24, 2024, https://esencialcolorado.org/items/show/109