Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers

2011 Global Goes Local Conference

Schedule

The speakers and panels 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.

SCSU Global Goes Local Conference as Vehicle for Community Engagement Video

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Hendrik Van den Berg

Does Anyone Understand Immigration? Why Economists Have So Much Trouble Dealing with a Complex Issue
Video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Dr. Donna Gabaccia

Workers at the Border: Class in American Immigration Policy
Video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Dr. Jan Flora

Fast and Slow Food: Latino Immigrants’ Contributions to Midwestern Food Systems
Video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Dr. Lourdes Gouveia

From Casualties of “Development” to Political Actors? Latino Immigrants in Nebraska
Video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Panels

Sheeko: Somali Youths Tell Their Stories

Video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5

New Researchers' Awardee Research On Immigrant Issues in MN and Nationally

Dr. Mónica García-Pérez (ECON): Hiring Patterns of Small Firms by Race/Ethnicity of Owner and Coworkers
Video: Part 1 Part 2

Dr. Ann Finan (SOC) and Dr. Sandrine Zerbib (SOC): New immigrant Women Farmers in Minnesota: Exploring the Effects of Gender and Immigrant Identity on Farming
Video: Part 1 Part 2

Centro Campesino: The Role of Immigrant Workers Centers in Today’s Minnesota

Dr. Jimmy Patino (ETHN) and Ernesto Velez Busto (Immigrant Community Organizer)
Video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Student Research Projects on Immigrant Workers in MN Panel

Leif Johnson (Macalester): Arizona to Minnesota: Detention and Solidarity
Video

Cassie Anderson (SCSU): The Impact of the Ongoing Unemployment Crisis on St. Cloud’s Somali Immigrant Workers
Video

Minnesotan Organizing Efforts in Immigrant Workers’ Communities

Mario Colloly Torres (Retail Cleaning Worker/Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha Member)
Video: Part 1 Part 2

Garat Ibrahim Organizer (Minnesota Organizer for the Midwest Immigrant Health Project, Center for New Community)
Video

Ernesto Velez Bustos (Centro Campesino)
Video

Colored Spaces

Dr. Chukwunyere Ugochukwu (CMST): Colored Spaces in Small Towns and Rural Areas in Minnesota
Video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

David Riley, (SCSU Student): Gentrification and South Minneapolis' Latino Community
Video

Dr. Margaret Villaneuva (CMST): Demographic Changes and Implications for Immigrants from Minnesota Towns
Video

Role of Union in St. Cloud's Somali Workers' Lives

Abdikani Dirie and Abdurahman Adam - Union Stewards IMAW [International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers], Production Workers (Electrolux, St. Cloud)

Colleen Murphy (IAMAW) [International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers]

Video: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Dealing with Silent Raids: The Cases of Chipotle and Minneapolis Building Maintenance Workers

Brian Payne, (CTUL): What are Silent Raids? How Do They Affect immigrant Workers?
Video

Tania Cortez (SEIU Local 26, former Chipotle Worker): Chipotle, Silent Raid, and Mass Firing
Video

Rafael Morataya: (SEIU Local 26 Organizer) Dealing With Raids: ABM Maintenance Workers
Video: Part 1 Part 2

Q&A
Video

Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Minnesota

Dr. Orn Bodvarsson, Presider, (Chair, MGMT)

Dr. Mónica García-Pérez (ECON): Immigrant Entrepreneurship in the U.S.: Propensities and Local Impacts
Video: Part 1 Part 2

Yolanda Cotterall, (Dir., Latino Economic Development Center): Immigrant Micro-enterprise Development: Overview, Strategies, Opportunities and Best Practices
Video: Part 1 Part 2

Rojelio Aberto Gonzalez, (Rag’s Auto Repair in (Little Falls): The Local Immigrant Experience
Video: Part 1 Part 2

Mayuli Bales: (Casa Guadalupe): Entrepreneurship and the Immigrant Community
Video