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Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest

A Talk by Mario Sifuentez, UC-Merced


mario-sifuentezMario Sifuentez is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Merced. The son of immigrant farm workers from Mexico, Dr. Sifuentez grew up in rural Oregon, and earned both a BA and MA from UO. One of the first graduates with an Ethnic Studies major at the UO, he was also a longtime student activist. This lecture, based off Sifentez’s new book of the same title, shows how ethnic Mexican workers responded to white communities that only welcomed them when they were economically useful, then quickly shunned them.

Sponsored by the Department of Ethnic Studies, the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, Labor Education Research Center (LERC), Environmental Studies Program, Beekman Fund, Department of History, and the Department of Political Science.of-forests-and-fields