Tag: Labor Rights

REFRAMING TOPICS IN MEXICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

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Marc Rodriguez
"The Tejano Diaspora in Action: Texas, Wisconsin, and the Civil and Labor Rights Movement of the 1960s"
Tuesday, April 14, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham
Open Seminar
Wednesday, April 15, 11 am, 5243 Humanities
"The Jury Right in Comparative Context: Reconsidering Hernandez v. Texas"
Wednesday, April 15, 4 pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law School)

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies, the Latin American Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program, the Global Studies Program, the Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives, and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

MARC RODRIGUEZ (Ph.D., History, Northwestern University; J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) is Assistant Professor of History and Law at the University of Notre Dame. Working within the fields of Mexican American and American legal history, Professor Rodriguez focuses on the relationship between migration, ethnicity, youth politics, state reform, and labor after 1945. He recently completed two edited volumes dealing with international and North American migration in comparative context. Rodriguez is currently completing his first book, tentatively titled Mexican Americanism: The Tejano Diaspora and Ethnic Politics in Texas and Wisconsin after 1950 (forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press), which details the growth of Mexican American politics among migrants and activists in both Texas and Wisconsin after 1950. His new research project is an examination of the Sixth and Fourteenth Amendments with an emphasis on the struggle for jury representation for Mexican Americans, African Americans, and women.

Social Injustice in the Global Food Chain: Labor Rights & Working Conditions in Agriculture

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Peter Hurst
“Social Injustice and Hired Agricultural Workers in the Global Food Chain”
Tuesday, October 7, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
“The Global Food Chain and Child Labor Elimination in Agriculture and Fisheries”
Wednesday, October 8, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, October 9, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science
“Sustainable Agriculture, Fair Trade and Cooperatives”
Friday, October 10, 7pm, Goodman Community Center, Boltz Room A

Co-sponsored by Global Studies, the UW Center for Cooperatives, and the UW Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems.

PETER HURST has 23 years of international experience in over over 90 countries dealing with a wide spectrum of labor-related agricultural issues in the global food chain. His activities remain focused on: labor rights, standards, and working conditions for workers in agriculture, including migrant workers; sustainable agriculture, rural development, and world food security; the elimination of child labor; and safety, health, environmental, and pollution prevention issues, with a special focus on pesticides. Peter continues to work, train and publish extensively on these subjects for a range of governments, international organisations, trade unions, private companies, and NGOs. He is currently working in Malawi, especially with the National Association of Smallholder Farmers, on promoting youth employment in agriculture; and on health, safety and migrant workers’ issues with the National Fisheries Association of Thailand.

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