Tag: migrant workers

Honoring Carlos Bulosan

(Design by Nicole Ramirez) I’ve been re-reading Bulosan’s America Is In The Heart lately. Perhaps its my recent move to the Pacific Northwest, the Fall colors in Oregon, the beginning of the rainy season, or perhaps it because I just need to see these region of the U.S. through different eyes, not mine. My heart skips a beat when the words “Yakima Valley” or … Read More Honoring Carlos Bulosan

Class Discussion on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Lesson objectives: Identify the main points and critiques of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Analyze the logics and critiques of the bill Explore the sociological links between immigration and race in the current contemporary political debate Resources: Students will have watched the film, “Lost in Detention” and read the below articles outlining the CIR bill and some critiques: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/senators-immigration-legislation-provisions/ http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/04/gang_of_eight_immigration_reform_details.html http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/04/summary_senate_immigration_reform_bill.html On the projector, … Read More Class Discussion on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Why May 1 Matters

What is May 1? Four days before Cinco de Mayo. The day after April 30. AND, International Workers Day all over the globe. Whatever you need to do to remember it, do it. In the US, May 1 has also doubled for Immigrants/Workers Day. A kasama once said, “It’s like Christmas for workers.” Its the day folks come out to celebrate the fact that … Read More Why May 1 Matters

May 1

Stand with immigrants, workers, communities of color, LGBTQ folks on Wednesday, May 1, 2013!

Can’t get a break: Story of Filipina migrant workers

Often, in the spheres of the Global Forum of Migration and Development and/or the Philippine Overseas Employment Agency, icons of migrant workers are those that look like the pictures below. Smily. Shiny. Happy. Eager.  But in the real world, the one that’s not smily. Not shiny. Migrant workers are dealing with some really complicated issues. Most recently, in California, Filipino nurses filed a discrimination … Read More Can’t get a break: Story of Filipina migrant workers