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The Farmworkers Journey: Presentation by Ann Aurelia López
Date Thursday May 29
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
The campus community is invited to:
Cervantes and Velasquez Room D
Bay Tree Building, Third Floor
Event Type Speaker
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The campus community is invited to:

THE FARMWORKERS JOURNEY
Book Reading, Presentation & Book Signing
Ann Aurelia López
(UCSC Alumn, PhD , Environmental Studies)

Thursday, May 29
12 Noon, Cervantes and Velasquez Room D
Bay Tree Building, Third Floor

Light Refreshments Provided.

About the Book
Illuminating the dark side of economic globalization, this book gives a rare insider's view of the migrant farmworkers' binational circuit that stretches from the west central Mexico countryside to central California. Over the course of ten years, Ann Aurelia López conducted a series of intimate interviews with farmworkers and their families along the migrant circuit. She deftly weaves their voices together with up-to-date research to portray a world hidden from most Americans-a world of inescapable poverty that has worsened considerably since NAFTA was implemented in 1994. In fact, today it has become nearly impossible for rural communities in Mexico to continue to farm the land sustainably, leaving few survival options except the perilous border crossing to the United States.

About The Author
Ann Aurelia López received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She recently completed a President's Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. She has a long history of teaching Environmental Science, Ecology and Botany courses in the Department of Biology at San Jose City College. She is currently a Research Associate at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is in the process of establishing a non-profit organization designed to improve the lives of California farmworkers and their families in Mexico.
For more on the book go to: http://www.ucmexus.ucr.edu/publications/mexus-support-pubs/farmworkers-journey.html http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/10714.php
Tricks of Free Trade: http://www.citizenstrade.org/pdf/metroactive_tricksfreetrade_09162006.pdf

Sponsors: Bay Tree Bookstore, Chicano Latino Research Center, El Centro: Chicano Latino Resource Center, Environmental Studies and Latin American and Latino Studies.
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 28th, 2008 12:17 PM

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