November 17th: Prof. Mónica García-Pérez ( Economics):
Prevention Versus Emergency: The Use of Emergency
Rooms by Minority and Immigrant Groups and the
Response of Health Centers in Minnesota
November 2nd: : Dr. Jimmy Patiño, Jr.,(Ethnic Studies)
on " “Raza Sí, Migra No”: Undocumented Immigration
and Chicana/o Mobilizations at the U.S. Mexico Border"
Dr. Chukwunyere Ugochukwu (Community Studies)
Yes, we're doing the conference again, next spring! Already the University of Minnesota's Immigration History Research Center has agreed to cosponsor next year's Global Goes Local Conference and made a generous $1,000 to our foundation account.
On April 12th and 13th, 2010, the Faculty Research Group held its first annual “The Global Goes Local: The Social Conditions of Immigrant Workers and Families in Minnesota Conference . The 2 day -conference included panels that presented various collaborative efforts between faculty, students, and the community to develop data useful to both immigrant workers in the surrounding communities and university academics. .
The Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota was awarded a $10,000 Diversity Minigrant from the MNSCU Chancellor's Office on Equity and Affirmative Action.
5 professors from 3 COSS departments were awarded funds to do research on the social conditions of immigrant workers and their communities:
On December 4th, 2009, The Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota held its kickoff event, sponsoring a talk by Nelly Ortiz on “Why We Leave: A Firsthand Account of Migration to the U.S.”, in the Atwood Theatre. The event was standing room only, filling the Atwood Little Theatre with an audience of almost 250.
Born in Cuenca, Ecuador, Ortiz spoke about her experiences as an immigrant living in Chicago, scenarios for immigration reform and the structural explanations for immigration that are often ignored. Ortiz moved to the U.S. in 1995 and is a founding member of Cleaning Power, a politically-conscious women’s house cleaning cooperative in Chicago.
Ms. Ortiz was interviewed an hour before her talk, by SCSU Radio Station KVSC. You may listen to the interview.