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Friday, March 21, 2014

Cawo Abdi, a University of Minnesota assistant professor of sociology, is a Global Goes Local keynote speaker

Cawo Abdi, a University of Minnesota assistant professor of sociology, is a Global Goes Local keynote speaker.

Restaurant workers organizer Jose Olivia is the day two keynote speaker at Global Goes Local Cawo Abdi, a University of Minnesota assistant professor of sociology, is a Global Goes Local keynote speaker  

A leading organizer of restaurant workers is a keynote presenter at Global Goes Local, St. Cloud State's April 8-9 conference on immigrant workers in Minnesota.

Jose Oliva is networks director for ROC United, the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, a New York City-based work-place justice advocacy organization. He also is associate director of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, an international coalition of food-worker organizations that represents more than 250,000 workers. 

View a flyer about Oliva and his presentation (PDF), which is noon April 9 in the ballroom in Atwood Memorial Center. His remarks are titled "Worker Centers and Economic Justice for Immigrant Workers."

All Global Goes Local presentations and panel discissions are in Atwood Memorial Center. Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and $1.50 an hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.

Also delivering keynote remarks is Cawo Abdi. The University of Minnesota assistant professor of sociology will speak on "Somalis in Minnesota in Comparitive Perspective" 12:30 p.m. April 8 in the Cascade Room of Atwood Memorial Center.

She holds a doctorate from the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom. View her curriculum vitae (PDF).

In its fifth year, Global Goes Local is managed by the Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota. All conference events are free and open to the public.

Among the other conference topics are:

  • Organizing immigrant workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  • Analysis of health equity and quality among Minnesota minority groups
  • Organizing immigrant retail cleaning workers in Minneapolis 

For more information, email Stephen Philion, professor of sociology and director of the Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota. View Philion's webpage

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