|Amy Fabbri teaches an English as a Second Language class|
to plant workers (100 Days photo by Justin Hayhurst)
The first piece in the package lays out the basics: how Hardy County has become more diverse over the past decade because of the Pilgrim's Pride plants, and why so many of the workers are immigrants.
The second piece is a portrait of a class that teaches English to plant workers, many of whom just got off third-shift work. The class is vital to immigrants, since there are few other foreign language services in the area. The piece also explores the cultural divide between long-time residents and immigrants, and describes the ESL teacher's efforts to bridge that gap.
|Moorefield, W.Va. (Wikipedia map)|
The third piece puts some faces to the local immigrant population with photos and interviews of some of the adult ESL students.
The fourth piece is an in-depth feature of a local restaurant that makes pupusas, a stuffed corn cake that's the national dish of El Salvador. The owner says she's not just providing a piece of home for Central American plant employees, but that her dishes are also expanding the palettes of many native Moorefield residents.