Shining the Light on Our Social & Environmental Justice Action Work at BUF, Story of the Week Familias Unidas por la Justicia is a newly formed Union, initially made up of migrant farmworkers (indigenous peoples from Mexico who speak Native languages rather than Spanish) working at Sakuma Berry Farm in Skagit County. The Union has now spread down the West Coast into Mexico and is spreading to eastern parts of the country as well. This new union has faced enormous struggles--lack of basic necessities when striking, threats, paid anti-union publicity campaigns, physical harm, etc. C2C has been a strong support and information system for this union, and, via the partnership, many from BUF have been involved in their actions. Recently, several BUF and C2C folks went down to join 60 or so others to peacefully demonstrate at Sakuma on Labor Day. They physically blocked the entrance into the Sakuma processing plant, forcing trucks to go over land or via personal driveways to find a way in. Police came, but the demonstrators had lawyers along who persuaded the police not to take action. The part of the action, though, that the farmworkers found the most meaningful, was surprising. C2C staff suggested a theatrical demonstration where the workers' experience could be witnessed. The workers acted out the supervisors using heavy-handed tactics to get the workers to pick faster than is right or healthy or even possible--and they acted out how they resisted. But this time, they could show their resistance more strongly, forcefully and safely. And they burned the picking policy document. Witnesses and those witnessed found this experience both powerful and empowering.