Current and past board members of Blood, Sweat and Berries.

Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, Blood Sweat and Berries is a non-profit organization formed by three college students for the purpose of voicing social justice through art. It is a voice for farm working immigrants and helps youth with scholarships through fundraising.

Jacob Suazo, Rex Yabut, Scott Hines and Teresa Javillonar, who later became directors for Blood Sweat and Berries, made a documentary about the migrant camp experience and traveled to California’s Central Valley, Oregon’s Tualatin Valley and Washington’s Skagit Valley to conduct interviews regarding their project.

The four frequently participated in the Youth Migrant Project in the Skagit Valley. Their constant mission trips inspired them to aid migrant workers more. This socially just idea resulted in a documentary focused on their experiences with migrant farmers.

Who writes for this blog, you ask?

Amanda Suazo, editor, joined BSB in 2010 as the writing guru for the organization’s website, official documents, and documentary before focusing a bit on philanthropy. Now a graduate of Gonzaga University, she currently writes for Office Luxe, PolicyMic, and her own blog as well. Between Zumba classes and downing espresso, you might catch her attempting to be a vegetarian. Find her on Twitter.

Scott Hines, co-director, occasionally writes for the blog when he finds time between classes at Marian University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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