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Migrant Citizenship: Race, Rights, and Reform in the U.S. Farm Labor Camp Program

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 4:00pm to 5:00am

Virtual Event

What could and should fair labor standards and social programs for “noncitizen” migrant farm workers in the United States look like?

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda, associate professor at the ILR School, addresses this question in her new book, Migrant Citizenship: Race, Rights, and Reform in the U.S. Farm Labor Camp Program (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) by showing how between 1935 and 1946 the Farm Security Administration (FSA) worked with migrant families to provide sanitary housing, on-site medical care, nursery and primary schools, healthy food, recreational programing, and democratic self-governing councils.

In a live, virtual Chats in the Stacks talk, Martínez-Matsuda will discuss how these Farm Labor Camps became visionary experiments in democracy, and provide insights into how the public policy, federal interventions, and cross-racial movements for social justice of this era can offer a precedent for improving farm labor conditions today.

Registration is required to attend. A moderated question and answer session will follow the talk. The audience is encouraged to submit questions via the Q&A window in the webinar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dial-In Information

Zoom link to register: 
https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Vv9ymZjRRDqtf1kWfg9jyQ

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Event Type

Author Appearance, Lecture, Special Event

Departments

ILR School, Latino Studies Program, History, ILR Library, American Studies Program, Latin American Studies Program

Tags

history, CUL, Latino Studies, Latin American Studies, book talk, ILR, ILR School, amstcal, diversity, LSPCAL

Website

https://www.library.cornell.edu/about...

Hashtag

#chatsinthestacks

Contact E-Mail

jl3378@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Jenny Leijonhufvud

Speaker Affiliation

Verónica Martínez-Matsuda

Disability Access Information

If you need Closed Captioning please indicate this on the registration page.

Open To

Free and open to all

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