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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

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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.

Featuring: Laurie Beyranevand, Professor and Director, Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (moderator); Iris Figueora, Director of Economic and Environmental Justice, Farmworker Justice; Abel Luna, Activist, Migrant Justice; and Juan Perea, Curt and Linda Rodin Professor of Law and Social Justice, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Watch a recording of the event here

 

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