This time next week, Ros, Alicia and I will be on our way to Immokalee. It’s a small town not far from Fort Myers (where WHYS broadcast from the soup kitchen last year, see picture below).
The name “Immokalee” is a native American word, meaning “my home”.
The name is apt as it is the new home to many migrants who travel over from Mexico, Central America, Haiti and Caribbean nations.
These workers will be the stars of our show in the coming week.
Our show will look at the issues surrounding the agricultural business there, but our focus will be primarily on immigration and undocumented workers.
We’re busy putting last minute preparations together so will keep you posted as these are finalised.
**Some of these pictures have been taken from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers website. We’ll be visiting them when in Florida.