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




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

Undocumented: Capital, Labor, and Migration in the Americas—Aviva Chomsky

May 30, 2012
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.

A Lecture by Aviva Chomsky (Salem State University)

The problem of undocumented or “illegal” immigration is in some ways new, but in other ways is simply a new incarnation of older systems of labor control under capitalism. In every period, laws and cultural beliefs have rationalized and sustained unequal statuses that justify the super-exploitation of certain groups for their labor. This talk will explore contemporary ideologies of “illegality” and the creation of “undocumented” people in the context of the history of systems of exclusion and labor control.

Aviva Chomsky is professor of history and coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University in Massachusetts. Her books include › Continue reading



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