Juan Felipe Herrera was born the son of migrant farmworkers in Fowler, California in 1948. He is the author of 28 books of poetry, novels for young adults, and collections for children, including “Half the World in Light: New and Selected Poems" (2008), winner of National Book Critics Circle Award and the International Latino Book Award. His other honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, two Latino Hall of Fame Poetry Awards, and a PEN / Beyond Margins Award. Elected a Chancellor for the Academy of American Poets in 2011, Herrera served as the Poet Laureate of California from 2012-2015.
Juan will be speaking at the Emory PA Program's 20th Anniversary of the South Georgia Farmworker Health Project. The program will include highlighting the migrant farmworker community,the project founder Tom Himelick, PA-C, live music, a farm to table menu of heavy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, videos and pictures of the project, and more. Tom Himelick, PA-C
This celebration will be in conjuction with the 26th annual Emory PA Boad Review Course at the Emory Conference Center Sept. 21 - 24. You can register for the conference or just attend the celebration by clicking here
Agriculture is the largest economic driver in Georgia. Many crops need to be picked by hand and these hands belong to farmworkers who have no access to healthcare. Our long history with the many growers in South Georgia has built trust, respect and recognition of our mutual goal of keeping workers healthy. A healthier community benefits everyone.
To learn more about the SGFWHP please click here