We are constantly learning, practicing and passing along new tools to develop our leadership. We focus on a hands-on curriculum of activism, education and self-care that naturally brings out the inner leader in farmworker women who have been historically marginalized and continue to be today.
Outreach / Education
Comprised of victim advocates, outreach specialists, and several organizers who were prior farmworkers, we are dedicated to spreading awareness to several issues affecting farmworker communities and their families.
The mission of Líderes Campesinas is to strengthen the leadership of farmworker women and youth so that they can be agents of economic, social and political change and ensure their human rights.
~Help us continue to grow
We serve as a liaison between farmworker communities and public agencies, academia, journalists and service providers who seek our expertise to learn more about the people we represent.
Electric Vehicle Car Wraps
Last February, Líderes Campesinas was invited to take part in an art grant. We used the grant to create a statewide art contest in which the artwork depicted our fight against COVID-19 and our efforts to vaccinate our communities. The winning pieces of art were turned into car-wraps to beautify a few of our Volkswagen electric vehicles that were donated to our organization in 2021 to facilitate the on-the-ground outreach of our chapters throughout California.
We hope that our driving works of art continue to promote vaccinations and the continuation of preventative measures against COVID-19.
Join Our Movement
We have worked, advocated and built coalitions together.
We are grateful to all of you for your work, dedication and partnership
and being along our side in this trying journey.
We ask you to join us once again in solidarity for
what hopefully is the last leg of this long haul.
California’s farm workers pick America's essential produce – unprotected from coronavirus
Líderes Campesinas is working to arrange for health professionals to train farm workers on keeping themselves safe, a program they hope would be made mandatory in agricultural counties. For now, growers and farm labor contractors are doing it themselves.
Strawberry pickers work their way through a strawberry field in Oxnard, California. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
Essential but Exposed
Apr 4, 2020
What weighs on her is the possibility that she might get sick with COVID-19 and no longer be able to care for her sons. In her free time she volunteers with Lideres Campesinas, ensuring that other farmworkers have access to potentially lifesaving information.
Joe Klamar / Getty Images
Ventura County provides farmworkers with information on coronavirus
Apr 2, 2020
“Right now, what farmworkers are facing, in terms of the coronavirus, is they are not being provided the same human rights as the rest of the citizens of the United States,” said Irene De Barraicua, a spokeswoman for Lideres Campesinas. “One of those is access to health care.”
VENTURA, Calif. -- While California is on a statewide lockdown, millions of farmworkers are out in the fields continuing to gather essential food for the public.
TRAbajadores del campo continúan laborando durante la emergencia por el coronavirus
Incertidumbre, miedo, falta de información, y el recorte de horas de trabajo son algunas de las cosas que diariamente viven los trabajadores del campo, por lo que una organización brinda ayuda a esta comunidad campesina.
Migrants are the unsung heroes of the pandemic
March 31, 2020
“They’re getting paid the same, yet they’re exposing themselves to more dangers,” Irene de Barraicua, spokesperson for Líderes Campesinas, an advocacy organization of Californian female farmworkers, told the Guardian
Agricultural workers harvest celery in Oxnard, Calif., on March 26. (Brent Stirton/AFP/Getty Images)
Estamos mucho mejor que antes, conocemos nuestros derechos y nos sabemos defender. Para mi es un honor ser miembro de Lideres Campesinas.
We are much better than before. We know our rights and how to defend ourselves. It is an honor for me to be a member of Lideres Campesinas.