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Embedded Racism on the Farm: Labor Law, Immigration, and the Fight for Farmworkers' Rights

22 Apr 2021

Embedded Racism on the Farm: Labor Law, Immigration, and the Fight for Farmworkers' Rights

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Farmworkers are essential workers. Yet many laws and policies exclude them from the basic labor protections other workers receive. Hosted by the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, the next installment in Vermont Law School’s Embedded Racism in the Law Panel Series features attorneys and organizers who serve and advocate on behalf of farmworkers. Join us as we examine how the legacy of discriminatory Jim Crow-era policies persists in farmworkers’ intentional exclusion from labor protections, and discuss how farmworkers and their advocates are fighting to improve working conditions, immigration status, and access to justice.

Racismo Incrustado en la Granja: Legislación Laboral, Inmigración, y Lucha por los Derechos de los Trabajadores Agrícolas

Los trabajadores agrícolas son trabajadores esenciales. Sin embargo, muchas leyes y políticas los excluyen de las protecciones laborales básicas que reciben otros trabajadores. Organizado por el Center for Agriculture and Food Systems, la próxima entrega de la serie “Embedded Racism in the Law” presenta a abogados y organizadores que sirven y abogan en nombre de los trabajadores agrícolas. Únase a nosotros mientras examinamos cómo el legado de las políticas discriminatorias de la era de Jim Crow persiste en la exclusión intencional de los trabajadores agrícolas de las protecciones laborales, y analice cómo los trabajadores agrícolas y sus defensores están luchando para mejorar las condiciones laborales, el estatus migratorio y el acceso a la justicia.

Moderator/La Moderadora: Laurie Beyranevand, Professor and Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems 

Panelists/Los Panelistas:
- Iris Figueora, Director of Economic and Environmental Justice, Farmworker Justice 
- Juan Perea, Curt and Linda Rodin Professor of Law and Social Justice, Loyola University Chicago School of Law 
- TBD, Migrant Justice

Register/Registrarse »

*This event will be held in both English and Spanish. Attendees will have the option to choose their preferred language channel during the meeting.
*Este evento será en inglés y español. Los asistentes tendrán la opción de elegir su canal de idioma preferido durante la reunión.

 

Questions? Concerns? Contact Molly McDonough at mmcdonough@vermontlaw.edu