Ex‐Braceros Speak Out for Dignity & Justice for Immigrants

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Video courtesy of Antony V. Lopez and MEChA de Georgetown . View all event photos .

Sept 18, 2013 | 7:00 PM
ICC 108, Georgetown University

A caravan of ex-braceros traveling across the United States from Mexico is set to arrive in Washington, DC on September 15th. The Marcha Historica por Una Deuda Historica (Historic March for a Historic Debt), sponsored by the Alianza de Ex-Braceros del Norte 1942-1964, officially kicked off from Mexico last August and will conclude in Washington, DC on September 20th.

The Bracero Program, established by the US and Mexican governments in 1942, was the country’s first guest worker program. The 17-person traveling delegation of ex-braceros are calling public attention to the grave human rights and labor violations they faced while working in the U.S. and their continuing struggle, particularly in the context of comprehensive immigration reform.

On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor is excited to host this historic caravan for a public discussion on the Georgetown University campus. Please join us in ICC 108 at 7:00 pm for a screening of The Harvest of Loneliness , a documentary film on the history and impact of the Bracero Program, followed by a panel discussion with members of the caravan and a cultural performance.