Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers

2016 Global Goes Local Conference - Preliminary schedule

All events, which are free and open to the public, are April 11-12 in Atwood Memorial Center. Parking is $1.50 an hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.

Monday, April 11

Room in Atwood Memorial Center

11-11:50 a.m

Panel: "Priorities for Funding Immigrant Focused Projects in Minnesota." 


Michelle Kiley: Initiative Foundation,

Patricia Welter  Morgan Family Foundation

Kathy Langer: Catholic Campaign for Human Development Fund.

Alumni Room
Noon-12:50 p.m.

Keynote Lecture: "What If We Looked at Immigrants Differently?" 

Speaker: Bruce Corrie, professor of economics, Concordia University.

7-9 p.m.

Musical Concert: "Crossing Borders: Cruzando Fronteras: A Musical story About Immigration Told in Words, Music and Images." 

Band: Stearns County Pachanga Society with guest accordionist Dan "Daddy Squeeze" Newton.

Little Theater

Tuesday, April 12

9:30-10:45 a.m.

Panel: "Issues of Social Practice and Policy in Minnesotan Immigrant Communities." 

Panelists: Students from Stephen Philion’s SOC 460 Social Practice and Policy class.

Emily Herne: Comparisons of Organizations that Organise around Issues Facing Immigrant Women

Samuel Gilbert: From the Field, Interviews with Undocumented Workers on Working Conditions in Dairy, Meatpacking, and Construction Sectors

Madilyne Wegner: In the Field Mobiizing Support for Immigrant/Refugee Organizing Meatpacking Workers

Alumni Room
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: "The Role of Immigrant Workers in Minnesota's Labor Movement"  (Discussion Facilitator: Saket Soni, Executive Director, National Guestworker Alliance.)


Ahmed Ali, lead staff organizer, Greater Minnesota Worker Center.

Jesus  Sanchez   CTUL (Centro de Trabadojores en Lucha)  Member
Susan Kikuchi     CTUL (Centro de Trabadojores en Lucha) Organizer

Alumni Room
12:30-1:45 p.m.

Keynote Lecture: "The New Economy: Organizing Immigrant Guest Workers and Day Laborers." 

Speaker: Saket Soni, Executive Director, National Guestworker Alliance.

2-3:15 p.m.

Panel: "We are Minnesota: Recent Immigrant Oral History Project." 

Panel Organizer: Professor Mary Wingerd (HIST)

Panelists:Graduate Students from Mary Wingerd’s HIST 675 Oral History Graduate Seminar:

Cathy Coats

Karah Hawkinson

Steve Schroeder

Matthew Northrup

Monica Segura, Catholic Charities

Alumni Room
2-3:15 p.m.

Panel: "“Challenges and issues specific to Latino/a, Asian, and African Immigrants & Refugees: a Students’ Group Project.”
Panel Organizer: Consoler Teboh:
Professor, SW 618 Advanced Generalist Practice with Refugees and Immigrants Seminar.
Angie Degrote- Asian Immigrants
Annette Otto- African Immigrants
Katie Nystrom- African Immigrants
Addie Smith-Latino/a Immigrants

Voyageurs North

Global Goes Local is organized by the Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers in Minnesota, which is funded by the School of Public Affairs and the College of Liberal Arts

The Bruce Corrie lecture is co-sponsored  by the Office of the Dean of the Herberger School of Business.

The Saket Soni lecture is co-sponsored by The SOC Club (Students Organized for Change)

Pachanga Society’s performance is sponsored by Learning Resources Services, Latin American Studies Program and the Department of Languages and Cultures.

- See more at: http://outlook.stcloudstate.edu/the-immigrant-experience-through-many-lenses/#sthash.3gBYs69J.dpuf

Poster for Pachanga Society Concert on April 11, 2016 7 pm Little Theater

2016 Global Goes Local Poster

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