Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers

2015 Global Goes Local Conference

April 6-7, 2015

Conference Program Brochure

Conference Poster (pdf)

SCSU Global Goes Local News Release


All Events Free and Open to the General Public!

Monday, April 6th

Atwood Student Center

9:00 am
Panel 1

Riding a New Wave: The Impact of SCSU’s Somali Radio Program

Panelists: 
Haji Yusuf, St. Cloud Somali Radio Co-founder
Omar Bodi, St. Cloud Somali Radio Program Host
Mohamed Muhammed, SASSO
Glacier
9:000 am
Panel 2

Asamblea de Derechos: The Making of the September 13th,  2014 St. Cloud March for Immigrant Rights

Panelists:
Perla Ramos,           Asamblea de Derechos
MaElena Guttierez,    Asamblea de Derechos
Monica Segura,        Catholic Charities
Patty Keeling,         Asamblea de Derechos

Voyageurs

10:00 am

Panel 1

SCSU Research Grant Winners’ Research on Immigrant Communities in Minnesota

Panelists:
Monica Garcia-Perez, Becoming American: Health Assimilation of Children of Immigrants
Younsook Anna Yeo, Inequitable Healthcare Service Use Indicators among Elderly Immigrants after Welfare Reform
Alvin Hung-Chih Yu, Understanding Somalis' Leisure Constraints: A Research Plan

Glacier

10:00  am
Panel 2

Sociology Students Research on Immigrant Workers and Families

Panelists:
Sam Gilbert, Conditions of Undocumented Mexican Workers in Central Minnesota
Sara Sales-Ramirez, Differential Treatment of Undocumented Immigrant Sex Offenders

Voyageurs

11:00 am

Living the DREAM: Educational, Legal and Personal Impacts of  DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

Moderator: Monica Segura, Catholic Charities

Panelists:

Nora Botello Torres, St. Cloud State Student
Edith Hernandez-Fussy, St. Cloud Immigration Attorney
Emilia Gonzalez, Executive Director, NAVIGATE MN

Voyageurs
12:00 pm (Noon)

KEYNOTE LECTURE:
“The Contribution of Immigrant/Refugees to Minnesota's Economy and Society" 
Siyad Abdullahi, Founder and Owner of Language Banc

Cascade Room

1:00 pm

Economics of Immigration: Student Research on Minnesota

Panelists:
Students from Monica Garcia Perez’ Economics of Immigration Seminar

Glacier
2:00 pm

One State, One License

Panelists:
Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee MIRAC
Asamblea de Derechos

Voyageurs
6:00 pm

Performance of the play “Help Wanted” by Teatro del Pueblo (poster)

Co-sponsored by Multicultural Students Services, Multicultural Resources Center, SCSU Theater Department, SCSU Office of the President, Latin American Studies Program, Learning Resources Center.

**Recommended you arrive early, only 180 seats available**

Atwood Theatre
7:30- 9:00 pm

Gallery Reception for “Help Wanted” and for Keith Christensen’s Art Class Poster Exhibit "All Work, No Pay" for Greater Minnesota Worker Center and Local artist Sarah Drake on “Life’s Unexpected Journeys.”

Sponsored by University Program Board

Atwood Theatre Lounge
     

Tuesday, April 7th

Atwood Student Center

9:30 am

Greater Minnesota Worker Center: Linking Refugee and African American Workers’ Struggles for Just Workplace Conditions in St. Cloud

Panelists:
Ahmed Ali & Alisha Williams, Organizers, Greater Minnesota Worker Center
Milton Garrett, Super America Worker
Sado Mohamud, Former Gold’n Plump worker

Voyageurs
11:00 am

How Low Wage Immigrant Maintenance Workers at Target Organized for and Won Unionizing Rights


Panelists
Veronica Mendez Moore  (Organizer, CTUL)

Bonifacio Salinas, Target Maintenance Worker/ Workers’ Rights Leader

Voyageurs
12:30 pm

KEYNOTE LECTURE:
“Immigrant Workers and Building Low Wage Workers' Power in the Twin Cities” 

Veronica Mendez Moore  (Organizer, CTUL)

Cascade Room
2:00 pm
Panel 1

East African PCA Workers Panel 

Panelists:
Jane Conrad, East Central Minnesota Area Labor Council
Ahmed Ali, Lead Organizer, Greater Minnesota Worker Center
Fadumo Ali, Personal Care Attendant in St. Cloud

Voyageurs
2:00 pm
Panel 2

Mesa Latina:  The Campaign for Drivers Licenses for Immigrants in Minnesota

Panelists: 
Francisco Segovia, Director Waite House
Gina Mendez, Community Organizer, Mesa Latina
Mayul Bales, Executive Director, Casa Guadalupe
Glacier 

Thursday, April 9th

Atwood Student Center

2:00 pm

Multicultural Student Services Presents the Play: Hijab Tube

Free and Open to All!

**Co-sponsored by SCSU Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota

Atwood Little Theatre