Latin American Workers and COVID 19 (Video)

Men wearing masks and gloves as a precautionary measure to avoid contracting coronavirus work at Guarulhos International Airport in Guarulhos, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli

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On Friday, May 8, 2020, the Kalmanovitz Initiative, the Global Health Initiative, and the Center for Latin American Studies hosted a seminar on government responses to the global pandemic in Latin America, particularly as they relate to Latin American workers. 

The event featured an introduction from KI Executive Director Joseph McCartin, and was moderated by Leon Fink, who serves as the editor of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History. Our panel of experts was comprised of:

  • Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University (Mexico).
  • Alberto Fernandez. Program Officer for Mexico and Andean Region, Solidarity Center (Andean countries).
  • Ángela Vergara. Professor of History, Cal State LA (Chile).
  • Alexandre Fortes. Professor of Contemporary History, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
  • Suyapa Portillo Villeda. Assistant Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies at Pitzer College (Honduras).
  • Marcio Monzane. Regional Secretary, UNI Global Unión Americas (Argentina).

You can watch the discussion in a video recording below:

Latin American Workers and COVID 19

On Friday, May 8, 2020, the Kalmanovitz Initiative, the Global Health Initiative, and the Center for Latin American Studies hosted a seminar on government responses to the global pandemic in Latin America, particularly as they relate to Latin American workers.

Posted by Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor on Tuesday, May 26, 2020