Social Science Research Institute - St. Cloud State University

Social Science Research Institute - St. Cloud State University

Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota

 

April 8th and 9th!

2014 Annual Conference on the Social Conditions of Immigrant Workers and Families in Minnesota

 

2014 Global Goes Local Schedule

 

 

 

 

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April 9,10, and 11, 2012!!!

2012 3rd Annual
Global Goes Local Conference on the Social Conditions of Immigrant Workers and Families in Minnesota

 

For videos of the 2011 and 2010 Global Goes Local

Conferences, please click on this link

Click on the 2012 Brochure:

2012 Conference Brochure

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VIDEOS of 2012 KEYNOTE LECTURES:


Dean Orn Bodvarsson,
SCSU School of Public Affairs:

Welcoming to the Conference

 

John Keller
The Impact of Arizona and Alabama’s Anti-immigrant Laws
on Immigrant’s Efforts in Minnesota to Secure Citizenship
Rights”
Video Link

 

Dr. Ruth Milkman
:Immigrants and the U.S. Labor Movement:
Achievements and Future Challenges:
Video Link

 

Dr. Christopher Lehman
The African American Historical Experience in Minnesota as
Migrants: The African American Historical
Experience in Minnesota as Migrants:
Video Link

 

Dr. Immanuel Ness:
Neoliberal Markets, Migration, and
Guest Workers:
Video Link

 

David Bacon:
The Political Economy of Criminalizing Immigrants: Video Link

 

Dr. Louis Mendoza: Conversations Across America:
The Latinoization of America
Video Link

2012 GLOBAL GOES LOCAL PANELS:

 

PANEL:
Transformational Leadership: Stepping Outside the Box of
Social Services to Address Barriers Facing Latina immigrant
Women, Empowering Them as Change Makers in their
Community


Presiders:
Miguel Chavez: Director Chicano Studies, SCSU.

Mujeres en Liderazgo: Women in Leadership

Video Link

 

PANEL:
Immigrant Retail Workers and the Quest for Livable Wages

Panelists:
Brian Payne,
CTUL immigrant retail worker organizer
Gerania Mata,
CTUL immigrant retail worker organizer

Video Link

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The College of Social Sciences  (COSS) Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota put on its First Annual “The Global Goes Local: The Social Conditions of Immigrant Workers and Families in Minnesota Conference" April 12-13, 2010 at St. Cloud State University.

The interdisciplinary conference explored research from the local to the global level on the social conditions faced by immigrant workers in Minnesota.

Panel audiences were filled to maximum capacity, which included not only students and faculty, but also a large number of community members from both Central Minnesota and the Twin Cities.


Keynote Speakers included:
Dr. Behzad Yaghmaian Atwood Theatre; "Muslim Migrants’ Stories on the Journey West." Yaghmaian is Professor at Ramapo College and a renowned author, whose book "Embracing the Infidel: Stories of Muslim Migrants on the Journeys West" has won wide acclaim as a "Grapes of Wrath for the Muslim World." – Kirkus Reviews

  • Click on this link to listen to Dr. Yaghmaian's talk
  • Click on this link to listen to a KVSC interview with Dr. Yahghmaian before his talk: KVSC

Dr. Katherine Fennelly "Challenges Facing Immigrant Workers in Minnesota Today."
Dr.  Fennelly is a professor at the UMN Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and speaks widely on issues of concern to immigrant communities in Minnesota.


 Dr. Mary Wingerd (SCSU HIST) Cascade Room; "Historical Comparisons of Immigrant Workers’ Experiences in Minnesota: past and present." Wingerd is an associate professor of history at St. Cloud State and the author of "North Country: The Making of Minnesota

Iris Altamirano (SEIU Local 26) speaks on Immigrant (Latino and East African) Maintenance Workers' (successful) organizing for better health care from their employers in Minneapolis at the same time their union (SEIU Local 26) was faced with a silent raid.
Click on this link: Altimirano talk

The eight panels and three speakers scheduled reflect the commitment to academic rigor, community engagement, and student participation in studying immigrant worker issues in the state of Minnesota. Presenters and their presentation topics can be found at the Conference Brochure

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