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Migrant Worker Education Program


Migrants: Understanding the Inequities in the US Agricultural Workforce (WINTER 2024: W/F 11:30 – 1:00)

This interactive seminar introduces students to the agricultural migrant community in the United States, starting with a historical overview demonstrating its reliance on minority groups to harvest the crops and focusing primarily on the Hispanic community, which since the 1970s has comprised the majority of farmworkers in the US.

Materials explore the systemic inequity experienced by migrant workers and analyze the economic and political factors that perpetuate it, using structural violence, symbolic violence, and clinical gaze (Bourdieu) as well as Critical Race Theory as frameworks for analysis. Students take a lead role in preparing academic readings and listening to presenters, as well as experimenting with different teaching techniques, such as visualizations, games, interactive presentations, and art/dramatizations.

Course offered in Winter terms (W/F 11:30 – 1:00).


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For more information, please contact Mabel Rodriguez at