Entre la Pena y la Gloria:Experiences of Mexican Immigrant Farmworkers in California
Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez Lopez
Colegio de Postgraduados, Mentecillos, Texcoco
Professor Norma Lara
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico, D.F.
Dr. Chrystal Barranti
Division of Social Work, California State University, Sacramento
Mexican immigrant farmworkers work the agricultural fields of California to bring food to America's dinner tables. They have left homes and loved ones, pushed over the border by economic factors in Mexico. They work under harsh conditions and sometimes amidst and unwelcoming community. While economic dimensions may present an expected value to the decision to migrate, there are many non-economic dimensions that affect the value of migrating to a new country. Thirty-eight in-depth interviews were conducted with Mexican immigrant farmworkers and related questionnaires completed to explore the experiences of migration. Results from preliminary analysis of the interviews and questionnaires will be shared in and effore to gain greater understanding of the decision to migrate.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University Union, Hinde Auditorium