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CLA Understanding Borders Initiative event: “Global Labor Across Borders”
April 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Global Labor Across Borders
Dr. Carolina Bank Muñoz
Event #1 – Public Lecture by Dr. Muñoz “Global Labor Across Borders” (9:30-10:45 Anatol Center) – Her talk will focus on global labor, borders, and workers’ struggles with a special focus on Latin America (i.e. Chile). The talk will examine some of the ways Chilean workers fought back (and won) against the world’s largest corporation. She will also discuss her new research project examining the rise of anti-Black racism in the Chilean retail sector and the role global capital. This talk is open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members.
About Dr. Muñoz:
Dr. Carolina Bank Muñoz is currently Tow Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. She is an activist-scholar whose work focuses on immigration, globalization, labor, work, and Latin America. Her most recent books include Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take on Walmart and Walmart in the Global South. Her previous book, Transnational Tortillas: Race, Gender and Shop Floor Politics in Mexico and the United States, was the winner of the Terry Book Award. In addition, her current book project will be published later this year: A Peoples Guide to New York City (UC Press 2019).
Event #2 – Faculty Brown Bag Discussion (11:30-12:30 PSY-101) – Join Dr. Muñoz for an informal discussion on best practices for conducting global, social justice-driven research. This informal discussion will even include tips on publishing your first book. Participants in the faculty brown bag will also receive a free copy of Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take on Walmart in addition to (free) lunch at the Chartroom. Junior tenure-track faculty and lecturer faculty are especially encouraged to participate. Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve a spot: Jake.Wilson@csulb.edu
Event #3 – Faculty lunch with Dr. Muñoz (12:30-1:30 @ the Chartoom) – Space is limited, please RSVP to reserve a spot: Jake.Wilson@csulb.edu
Thanks to Dr. Dorothy Abrahamse, the CLA Understanding Borders Advisory Cmte., and the Departments of Sociology and International Studies for making this event possible.