Washington State Historical Society Hosts a Latinx Labor & Immigrant Rights Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion:

The Fight in the Fields: Migrant Workers Fight for Their Rights in Washington State

and Gallery Tour of In Washington’s Fields: Photographs by David Bacon


The discussion panel is held in conjunction with In Washington’s Fields: Photographs by David Bacon, featuring the captivating work of this photojournalist, author, activist and organizer. Following the panel conversation, Bacon will lead a tour through the exhibition, which opens February 1 and is on view through May 10, 2020.

The panel has been organized by Dr. Michael Honey, University of Washington Tacoma’s Haley Professor of Humanities and Labor Solidarity Project Chair. In addition to Bacon, panelists include Rosalinda Guillen, director of Community2Community, which helped workers organize at Sakuma Farms, Ramon Torres, president of the new farm workers union Familias Unidas por la Justicia, and UWT Associate Professor Vanessa deVeritch Woodside.  Farmworkers and community members will also participate in the conversation about worker and immigrant rights in Washington State.

According to Honey, “Immigrant’s and worker’s rights can hardly be separated in today’s climate of racism and repression at the border and in the notorious detention centers of ICE in Tacoma and elsewhere. This exhibit and discussion are designed to shine a light on the continuing struggle of farmworkers for a degree of dignity and justice.”

Visit the Washington State Historical Society’s Website: http://www.washingtonhistory.org/events.aspx?eid=651

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