"The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people." -Cesar Chavez
In honor of Cesar Chavez Day and National Farmworker Awareness Week, this symposium aims to showcase interdisciplinary initiatives around immigration and migration in the United States. Presentations will include academic scholarship, artwork, film, and program proposals from students and activists across New York.
Given the current political challenges to farmworker and immigration rights, this will also serve as a gathering space for advocates of all experiences. We invite you to come explore how collective efforts across disciplines and professions can contribute to the fight for farmworker, immigrant, and migrant justice.
Speakers will include representatives from:
-Rural & Migrant Ministry
-Worker Justice Center
-Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
A full list of speakers and presentations will be posted in mid-March.
Co-sponsored by Columbia Population Research Center, Association for Justice and Health, Chicanx Caucus
***Please also come out for the Cesar Chavez Day RALLY for NY State Farmworker Rights on Thursday, March 30 at 11am: https://www.facebook.com/events/1381782628547228/