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					The COSS Faculty Research                                           Acknowledgements                                                                                                                                                                  The Second Annual Global Goes Local:
Group on Immigrant
Workers in Minnesota.                                               Research conducted by Panel Participants Mónica
                                                                    García-Pérez, Sandrine Zerbib, and Ann Finan,                                                                                                                                     The Social Conditions of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Immigrant
We are a group of primarily College of Social                       has been funded in part by a recent SCSU Office of
Sciences (COSS) faculty who collaborate with                        Sponsored Programs New Researchers’ Grant.
community based organizations on developing
data of use to community and academics on                           The research conducted by Chukwunyere                                                                                                                                             WorkerS AND FAMILIES
the social conditions of immigrant workers in                       Ugochukwu and discussed at the Colored Spaces
Minnesota and their communities. Our scope
does not preclude research that extends beyond
                                                                    Panel was funded by the MnSCU Chancellor and
                                                                    the Diversity and Multiculturalism Office.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Minnesota
the scope of Minnesota, since plainly issues of                                                                                                                                                                                                       C o n f e r e n c e
why immigrant workers migrate to Minnesota and                      Funding of the April 11-12th Global Goes Local
experience their respective social conditions are                   Conference Events was made possible by the SCSU
                                                                    College of Social Sciences Dean Frances Harrold,                                                                                                                                            April 11-12th
shaped by institutions and processes that are global
in character.                                                       Provost Maholtra, Interim Assistant Vice President,
                                                                    Research and Faculty Development Dean Dan
                                                                    Gregory and the Interim Associate Provost of
The Immigration History                                             Undergraduate Studies Tracy Ore. The Research
                                                                    Group thanks them for their ongoing and critical
Research Center (IHRC)
                                                                    support.
The IHRC is an interdisciplinary research center
                                                                    UMN’s Immigration History Research Center and
in the College of Liberal Arts at the University
                                                                    United Way of Central Minnesota, conference
of Minnesota, Twin Cities. It supports research
                                                                    cosponsors, also made generous donations.
on international migration, archives immigrant
and refugee life in North America and interprets
                                                                    We thank Mohammad Mahroof-Tahir (Chair,
specialized research for public audiences.
                                                                    CHEM), who helped with arrangements for the
                                                                    April 12th UMN--SCSU discussion of Somali
                                                                    Immigrants’ Issues.

                                                                    For more information please contact:
                                                                    Stephen Philion, Director, COSS Faculty Research Group on
                                                                    Immigrant Workers in Minnesota
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                                                                                                                                     St. Cloud, MN 56301
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Immigrant Workers in Minnesota, UMN’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Immigration History Research Center
                                  Photos:                                                                                            Stewart Hall 256                                                                                                   and United Way of Central Minnesota
                                  The meatpacker: Hormel/Jennie-O
                                                                                          A MEMBER OF THE MINNESOTA STATE COLLEGES
                                  The car washer: Bill Cameron                                    AND UNIVERSITIES SYSTEM
April 11th                                                  1:30-3:00 p.m.                                          Glacier North                                               2-3:30 p.m.
                                                            Voyageurs South                                         Student Research Projects on Immigrant                      Voyageurs South
                                                            The Role of a Union in Somali Immigrant                 Workers in MN                                               Dealing with Silent Raids: The Cases of Chipotle
8-9:30 a.m.                                                 Workers’ Lives at Electrolux                               Presider: Ajay Panicker (SOC)                            and Minneapolis Building Maintenance Workers
Cascade Room                                                   Abdikani Dirie – Union Steward, Production Worker       Leif Johnson (Macalester) Arizona to Minnesota:             Brian Payne (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en
Kickoff Talk and Breakfast                                      (Electrolux)                                            Detention and Solidarity                                    Lucha)
Does Anyone Understand Immigration?                            Ahmed Said Production Worker, (Electrolux)              Cassie Anderson (St. Cloud State University) The            Immigrant Workers Involved in Labor Campaigns
Why Economists Have So Much Trouble Dealing                     Colleen Murphy (IAMAW) International Association       Impact of the Ongoing Unemployment Crisis on                Tania Cortez SEIU: Chipotle, Silent Raid, and Mass
with a Complex Issue”                                           of Machinists and Aerospace Business                    St. Cloud’s Somali Immigrant Workers                        Firings
   Hendrik Van den Berg (University of Nebraska -Lincoln)      Representative (Electrolux)                             Marichel Mejia (Macalester) Si Se Puede! The Power          Rafael Morataya, SEIU Organizer
                                                                                                                        of Farm Worker Organizing                                  Lucero Navarro worker, Harvard Maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                   Brenda Andrade, worker, ABM Maintenance
9-10:30 a.m.                                                2:30-4:30 p.m.
Voyageurs North                                             Little Theatre                                          10:30-Noon                                                  Voyageurs North
Sheeko: Minnesota Somali Youth Tell Their                   UMN-SCSU Student Discussion of Ongoing                  Glacier North                                               Literacy, Learning, and the Immigrant
Stories (UMN Students and IHRC)                             Economic Crisis & Issues Facing Somali                  Minnesotan Organizing Efforts in Immigrant                  Community
   Donna Gabbacia (IHRC) Presider                           Immigrants                                              Workers’ Communities                                           Presider: Ettiene Koffi (Applied Linguistics)
   Saida Hassan (UMN)                                          Mohamed Hassan Yusuf Program Manager: LSS Refugee       Presider: Stephen Philion (SOC)                             John Madden (TESL): Service Learning and
   Mohamed Dirie (UMN)                                           Employment Services Office                            Garat Ibrahim Organizer (Minnesota Organizer for              Prospective Mainstream Teachers
   Mustafa Jumale (UMN)                                        Fathiya Mohamed: LSS Refugee Program Specialist          the Midwest Immigrant Health Project, Center for           Suzanne DuMont (TESL Graduate) Somali Immigrant
                                                               Mohamed Dahir Nuh (SCSU)                                 New Community)                                               Families: Their Views and Practice of Literacy
Voyageurs South                                                Ali Salad (SCSU)                                        Ernesto Velez Bustos (Centro Campesino),                    Abdirahman Muhumed (La Cruz Community Program)
Reports on New Researchers’ Awardees’                          Saida Hassan (UMN)                                      Brian Payne (Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en                 A Somali Perspective on Language Learning
Immigrant Related Research In Progress                         Mohamed Dirie (UMN)                                      Lucha)
   Dan Gregory, Presider; (Dean, SCSU Graduate School)         Mustafa Jamale (UMN)                                    Mario Colloly Torres (Retail Cleaning Worker/Centro de
   Mónica García-Pérez (ECON): Hiring Patterns of Small        John Ziegler (UMN)                                       Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha Member)                    3:30-5:30 p.m.
    Firms by Race/Ethnicity of Owner and Coworkers.                                                                    Rafael Morataya, SEIU Organizer                          Atwood Little Theater
   Sandrine Zerbib (SOC) and Ann Finan (SOC): New                                                                                                                               Screening of Award Winning Film: Abused: The
    immigrant Women Farmers in Minnesota:                                                                           Voyageurs South                                             Postville Raid
    Exploring the Effects of Gender and Immigrant           April 12th                                              Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Minnesota                        With Guatemala Line Producer Beatriz Gallardo
    Identity on Farming                                                                                                Presider: Orn Bodvarsson (Chair, MGMT)                       Film and Discussion in English
                                                                                                                       Mónica García-Pérez (ECON): Immigrant
                                                            8-9 p.m.                                                    Entrepreneurship in the U.S.: Propensities and
10:30 a.m.-Noon                                             Cascade Room                                                Local Impacts
Voyageurs South                                             Fast and Slow Food: Latino Immigrants’                     Yolanda Cotterall (LEDC, Greater MN Rural Program        April 17th
The Role of Immigrant Workers Centers in                    Contributions to Midwestern Food Systems                    Director): Micro-enterprise Development:
Today’s Minnesota                                              Jan Flora (Iowa State University)                        Overview, Strategies, Opportunities, and Best
   Presider: Jimmy Patino Jr, (ETHN/Director Chicana/o                                                                  Practices                                               2 p.m.
    Studies Program)                                                                                                   Rojelio Alberto Gonzalez (Rag’s Auto Repair in           Casa Guadalupe Multicultural Community and The
   Centro Campesino                                         9:00-10-30 p.m.                                             Little Falls): Local Immigrant Experience               SCSU Faculty Research Group on Immigrant Workers
   Ernesto Velez Bustos (Community Organizer)               Glacier South                                              Mayuli Bales: (Casa Guadalupe): Entrepreneurship         invite you to a film presentation The Postville Raid at:
                                                            Colored Spaces                                              and the Immigrant Community                             St Boniface Church, 501 Main Street, Cold Spring, MN
                                                               Presider: Chukwunyere Ugochukwu (CMTY)                                                                           56320
Noon-2:00 p.m.                                                 Chukwunyere Ugochukwu (CMTY) Colored Spaces                                                                      Screening of Abused: The Postville Raid
Alumni Room                                                     in Small Towns and Rural Areas in Minnesota         Noon-2 p.m.                                                    With Director Luis Argueta and Guatemala Line
KEYNOTE LUNCHTIME LECTURE: From                                David Riley (SCSU Graduate) Gentrification and       Glacier                                                         Producer Beatriz Gallardo
Casualties of “Development” to Political                        South Minneapolis’ Latino Community                 LUNCH TIME KEYNOTE LECTURE: Workers
Actors? Latino Immigrants in Nebraska                          Margaret Villanueva (CMTY): Demographic Changes      at the Border: Class in American Immigration                   ** Film and Discussion in Spanish**
   Lourdes Gouveia (University of Nebraska—Omaha)               and Implications for Immigrants from Minnesota      Policy                                                         This event is supported by generous donations from
                                                                Towns                                                  Donna Gabaccia (Director UMN Immigration History         SCSU Undergraduate Education & Student Support
                                                               Yolanda Cotterall (Director, LEDC)l: New Immigrant      Research Center)                                         Services Interim Associate Provost Tracy Ore and
                                                                Communities’ Spaces for Success                                                                                 COSS Dean Francis Harrold.

				
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