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Title: From the Border to the Valleys: Oppression and Resistance in the Fields of California
START DATE: Sunday July 27
TIME: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details:
Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street San Francisco
Event Type: Panel Discussion
From the U.S./Mexico border regions to the farm valleys of Washington, California and Arizona, farmworkers face low wages, long hours, sexual abuse including rape in the fields, dangerous and punitive border conditions, high rates of injury and death and a host of other issues. A broad grouping of authors and activists will discuss the structures that produce “colonized labor”, some of the key features of the fields today and the beginnings of some new activism.

Panelists include:
Gilbert Gonzales, UCI professor author of Guest Worker or Colonized Labor Seth Holmes, UCB Medical Anthropologist and author of Fresh Fruit and Broken Bodies Maria Blum-Sullivan, activist with the Center for Farmworker Families in Watsonville Froilan Medina, veteran farmworker activist from the 1970s and currently active in the Calexico-Mexicali border area Bruce Neuburger, author of Lettuce Wars: Ten Years of Work and Struggle in the Fields of California.

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