November 17, 2010
Film: ‘Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program.’
The Bracero Program was established to replace an alleged wartime labor shortage with temporary workers from Mexico, however, research reveals that it intended to undermine farm-worker unionization. Harvest shows how several million men were imported from 1942 to 1964 to work as cheap, controlled and disposable workers. The film features the men speaking of their experiences, as well as the wives and families they left behind in Mexico.
6 p.m., 110 Kane.