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Inaugural conference on immigrant workers in Minnesota

Friday, June 25, 2010

A two-day interdisciplinary “The Global Goes Local: The Social Conditions of Immigrant Workers and Families in Minnesota Conference” in April explored the challenges that Somali women and Latino farm workers face when resettling in Central Minnesota. Throughout the event, eight panels and three speakers promoted community engagement while addressing the issues. The College of Social Sciences (COSS) Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota sponsored the conference. The recently formed group is composed, primarily, of COSS faculty who collaborate with community-based organizations that serve or organize Minnesota’s immigrant workers and their families to develop data of use to the community and academics.

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