Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program Documentary

Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Professor Gilbert Gonzalez – January 23, 2013

January 10, 2013

Laborers in the Bracero Program

The UC Humanities Working Group on Immigrant Labor and Changing Conceptions of Work is pleased to announce that Gilbert Gonzalez, Professor Emeritus of Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine, will return to UC Santa Cruz on January 23, 2013, to present his award-winning documentary Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program. Dr. Gonzalez was a participant in the Working Group’s workshop in October 2012. Harvest of Loneliness explores the historical accounts of migrant Mexican farm workers brought into the U.S. from 1942-1964 under the temporary contract worker program known as the Bracero Program (click here to read a short interview with Dr. Gonzalez and documentary filmmaker Vivian Price. You can also explore the film’s website). This event is co-sponsored by Kresge College, the UCSC Center for Labor Studies, the UCSC Latin American and Latino Studies Department, the UCSC History Department, and El Centro: Chicana/o-Latina/o Resource Center.

The film screening will be followed by a Q and A session with Dr. Gonzales.

January 23, 2013 – 7 p.m. – UC Santa Cruz – Kresge Town Hall

For more information, please contact smckay@ucsc.edu