Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers

2012 Global Goes Local Conference

April 9,10, and 11, 2012

2012 SCSU Immigrant Conference video

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.

Keynotes

Dean Orn Bodvarsson, SCSU School of Public Affairs

Welcoming to the Conference
Video

John Keller

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

Dr. Ruth Milkman

Immigrants and the U.S. Labor Movement: Achievements and Future Challenges
Video

Dr. Christopher Lehman

The African American Historical Experience in Minnesota as Migrants: The African American Historical Experience in Minnesota as Migrants
Video

Dr. Immanuel Ness

Neoliberal Markets, Migration, and Guest Workers
Video

David Bacon

The Political Economy of Criminalizing Immigrants
Video

Dr. Louis Mendoza

Conversations Across America: The Latinoization of America
Video

Panels

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

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