Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Professor Gilbert Gonzalez
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Kresge Town Hall, UC Santa Cruz
The UC Humanities Working Group on Immigrant Labor and Changing Conceptions of Work is pleased to announce that Gilbert Gonzalez, Professor Emeritus of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine, will return to UC Santa Cruz on January 23, 2013, to present his award-winning documentary Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program. Dr. Gonzalez was a participant in the Working Group’s workshop in October 2012. Harvest of Loneliness explores the historical accounts of migrant Mexican farm workers brought into the U.S. from 1942-1964 under the temporary contract worker program known as the Bracero Program (click here to read a short interview with Dr. Gonzalez and documentary filmmaker Vivian Price. You can also explore the film’s website). This event is co-sponsored by Kresge College, the UCSC Center for Labor Studies, the UCSC Latin American and Latino Studies Department, the UCSC History Department, and El Centro: Chicana/o-Latina/o Resource Center.
The film screening will be followed by a Q and A session with Dr. Gonzales.