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Lori Flores on Latinos and the U.S. Farmworker Rights Movement

Venue: The Brandon Room, Black Community Services Center

Hosts: Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (RICSRE) and the Department of History.

Speaker: Lori Flores was a CCSRE dissertation fellow in 2009-2010 and received her Ph.D. in History from Stanford in 2011. She is an Assistant Professor of History at SUNY Stony Brook, where she teaches courses on the histories of Latinos in the United States, labor and immigration, the American working class, the U.S. West, and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

She will share vignettes from her book Grounds for Dreaming in a talk that illuminates how the persisting traumas of migrants’ border crossing and surveillance, employers’ disregard of farmworkers’ physical safety and unions’ struggles to win agricultural labor contracts are profoundly affecting California and other centers of national food production.