Video Webinar: AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN MEXICO AND THE U.S.

Labor, Health, and COVID-19

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*Bilingual Webinar* In this webinar, activists and academics will analyze the health risks and prevention challenges that agricultural workers and their communities in Mexico and the United States face during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursday, May 7, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Zoom

Mexican agricultural workers and the communities where they live and work constitute a diverse population, differentiated by origin, ethnicity, legal status, work, and mobility. Panelists will explore risks and prevention strategies related to recruitment, workplace conditions and lodging in worker camps, and the return to Mexico.

Panelists:

Oralia Macedo Méndez, Director of Programs and Co-Executive Director, Binational Center for the Development of Oaxacan Indigenous Communities

Laura Velasco Ortiz, Professor-Researcher, Department of Cultural Studies, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte;

Rubén Hernández-León, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Mexican Studies, UCLA

Moderator:

Gaspar Rivera-Salgado, Project Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UCLA