Ezequiel’s research focuses on addressing the critical gaps in understanding and support for Latinos involved in day labor and farm work within the context of anti-human trafficking. Despite significant growth in the field since the enactment of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, there has been insufficient attention given to the experiences of these groups. This lack of focus, combined with structural racism, discrimination, and social inequities, has resulted in limited access to vital resources that are essential for the health and wellbeing of the Latino laborer community. To tackle these issues, Ezequiel adopts a community-based participatory research approach, aiming to amplify the voices of workers, explore effective interventions, and translate findings into meaningful recommendations and advocacy efforts. Through this work, Ezequiel remains committed to cultivating cross-sector collaboration to better support those affected by exploitation.
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Ezequiel’s dedication to social justice has been profoundly shaped by his family’s longstanding involvement in activism, particularly in the fight for farmworker rights in the Southwest United States. Now, he hopes to leverage his expertise and passion to drive systemic change, promote equitable policies, and empower marginalized communities.