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Trumping the NAFTA Renegotiation: An alternative policy framework for Mexican-United States cooperation and economic convergence

January 11, 2018
4:00 pmto5:30 pm

Jane Grant Conference Room
330 Hendricks Hall
1408 University St.
UO campus

“Trumping the NAFTA Renegotiation: An alternative policy framework for Mexican-United States cooperation and economic convergence”

A discussion with Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid, Professor of Economics-Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

The effects of globalization and regional integration have not worked well for many Americans and Mexicans. The political success of Trump’s demagoguery (and faux populism) partly reflects the failures of neo-liberal policy regime in place since the Reagan era. This discussion attempts to assess the proposals of the Trump administration for revising NAFTA, the responses of the Mexican government, and progressive alternatives to both. It will address what kind of economic policies are needed to achieve more inclusive and sustainable growth in both Mexico and the United States, given their current degree of integration and the changing character of global production and technology.

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Documentary Screening: La Cosecha (The Harvest)

January 23, 2017
1:30 pmto3:00 pm

harvest_documentaryKnight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus
Free & open to the public

Documentary screening: La Cosecha (The Harvest)

This documentary addresses agricultural child labor in America.

This screening of The Harvest is part of CSWS’s day-long Lorwin Lecture Series of events focused on “Food First: Justice, Security, and Sovereignty,” which features Saru Jayaraman as keynote speaker. Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded ROC, which now has more than 18,000 worker members, 200 employer partners, and several thousand consumer members in a dozen states nationwide.

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Thursday, December 15th, 2016 Conference, Events, Farmworker Rights, Film, Labor, Research No Comments

UO Today with Mario Sifuentez – YouTube

Published on Nov 2, 2016
Mario Sifuentez

Mario Sifuentez

Mario Sifuentez, assistant professor of History at UC-Merced. Sifuentez grew up in rural Eastern Oregon from a family of immigrant farm workers from Mexico. A first-generation college student, he attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a triple major in Political Science, History, and Ethnic Studies. Sifuentez returned to the U of O on October 28th, 2016 to speak about his recently released book Of Forests and Fields: Mexican Labor in the Pacific Northwest.

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Working Futures: Perspectives on Labor from the Global South

May 27, 2016
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Working-Futures-posterBrowsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.

Economic globalization has fundamentally reshaped class and gender dynamics around the world. It has brought millions of young women to work in urban industrial and service sectors, introducing new social roles, aspirations, and modes of precarity. In the industrial sector, labor has become increasingly militant in its demands for decent livelihoods. The symposium brings together scholarship from China, Bangladesh, and the Caribbean to critically examine labor dynamics that ensue from these transformations.

Presentations:

  • CARLA FREEMAN: Professor, Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Emory University
    The Affect of Work-Life under Neoliberalism
  • LAMIA KARIM: Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Oregon
    The Machine Women: Lifestyle Changes in the Garment Industry in Bangladesh
  • CHING KWAN LEE: Professor, Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles
    ‘Precarization’ or Empowerment? Reflections on Recent Labor Unrest in China
  • EILEEN OTIS: Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Oregon
    Worlds of Work in Walmart, China

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Friday, January 1st, 2016 Events, Labor, Research No Comments

Amy Price: “Women in Labor and the Struggle for Justice: An ethnographic study of workers in the Colombian cut flower industry”

January 16, 2014
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

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Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Walnut Room
1222 E. 13th Ave., UO campus

CLLAS Grad Grantee Presentation

Amy Price is a graduate student in the UO Department of International Studies. Her project examines gendered issues in development and free trade by studying the impact of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the Labor Action Plan on women workers in the cut flower industry. The research documents the effects experienced on the ground since the passage of the free trade agreement in Colombia. Preliminary findings counter narratives of the U.S. and Colombian governments that claim free trade and a commitment to labor rights have resulted in improvements for workers. This project also looks at barriers to women’s participation in unions and explores other forms of social mobilization within the flower sector. It seeks to provide an analysis of how global processes and local dynamics intersect and shape the experience of women workers in the context of Latin America. › Continue reading

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Special Collections Open House Showcasing the PCUN Collection

May 7, 2014
4:00 pmto6:00 pm

open-house-pcun_WEBPaulson Reading Room
Special Collections
Knight Library
University of Oregon
1501 Kincaid St.

UO Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to invite you to an Open House event showcasing the Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN) collection. The collection has material of interest in history, environmental studies, urban studies, and law, among other disciplines. It also touches on issues of transnationalism, race and ethnicity, immigration, news and the media, Latinos in Oregon, and many other topics.

See also: The Story of PCUN and the Farmworker Movement in Oregon

http://cllas.uoregon.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/PCUN_story_WEB.pdf




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