Latinos and the US Farmworker Rights Movement

Please join us for this lecture by Dr. Lori Flores, Stony Brook University. Professor Flores will discuss her work on migration, labor, and gender in California.

Friday, April 8, 2016, 2 pm
Mary Graydon Center 245
American University 

Lori resizedProfessor Flores works on questions of gender and migration in the US context. Her new book, titled Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale University Press, 2016), examines these relationships in the context of the agricultural empire of California’s Salinas Valley to tell the story of how a farmworker community—so diverse along lines of immigration status, generation, and political ideology—fought for its labor rights and social inclusion from the 1940s to the present.
This talk is sponsored by The Department of History, the Humanities Lab, the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, the Department of World Languages & Cultures, and the Critical Race, Gender and Culture Collaborative at American University.


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To find out more about Professor Flores, click on the images below to go to her website:

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