Location

Room 401, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

Start Date

1-6-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

1-6-2015 12:15 PM

Description

Join our panelists as they explore the recent history of laborers in the fields and on the ocean. Although seemingly different, the farm and fishery share an extraordinary diversity of their labor force. Learn how “world farmers,” recent immigrants, and long-time agricultural workers create a distinctive Massachusetts experience that can be explored through history programs and activities.

Moderator:

  • Jane Becker, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Boston

Presenters:

  • Diana Limbach Lempel, Working Waterfront Festival Archives
  • Angel Mendez, Operations Manager, Red Tomatoes
  • Maria Moreira, Executive Director, World Farmers, Inc.

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Angel Mendez's presentation "Red Tomato: Food Hub, Farms and Workers" is attached.

Bringing in the Harvest -- RT Food Hub and Labor.HistoryConf.6.15.pptx (26890 kB)
2015-06-01 -- "Red Tomato" Mass History Conference Presentation

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Jun 1st, 11:00 AM Jun 1st, 12:15 PM

Bringing in the Harvest: Laborers in Massachusetts Agriculture

Room 401, Hogan Campus Center, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.

Join our panelists as they explore the recent history of laborers in the fields and on the ocean. Although seemingly different, the farm and fishery share an extraordinary diversity of their labor force. Learn how “world farmers,” recent immigrants, and long-time agricultural workers create a distinctive Massachusetts experience that can be explored through history programs and activities.

Moderator:

  • Jane Becker, Department of History, University of Massachusetts Boston

Presenters:

  • Diana Limbach Lempel, Working Waterfront Festival Archives
  • Angel Mendez, Operations Manager, Red Tomatoes
  • Maria Moreira, Executive Director, World Farmers, Inc.