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Screening of Harvest of Loneliness - The Bracero Program, with Filmmaker!

November 22, 2019

Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program -
Screening and Q&A with filmmaker Gilbert Gonzalez

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: 6 to 8:30pm

VENUE: The Chapman University Centro Comunitario de Educación

216 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (see map & parking info below)

(714) 973-7900

Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/OC-bracero

(full link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-of-loneliness-screening-and-filmmaker-qa-tickets-79820767063)

See the Spanish version below

Ver a continuación la versión en Español

Please join the Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative for a screening of Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program, presented by the film’s co-director, Dr. Gilbert G. Gonzalez. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with Dr. Gonzalez.

 

In addition to this film, Dr. Gonzalez is also the author of numerous books, including Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing : Imperial Politics in the American, Labor and Community : Mexican Citrus Worker Villages in a Southern California, 1900-1950, and Labor vs Empire : Race, Gender, and Migration.

 

Harvest of Loneliness is a documentary produced and directed by Dr. Gilbert G. Gonzalez and filmmaker Vivian Price and released in 2010. The film offers historical accounts of the U.S. Bracero Program, a guest worker program that brought in men from Mexico to work in the fields from 1942-64.

 

At the time the program was instituted, the U.S. asserted its purpose was to ease wartime labor shortages. However, the program continued for quite a while after the end of the war.

 

This fact spurred the filmmakers’ investigation of the program’s actual goal, which they concluded was to undermine unionization and secure a ready supply of workers willing to work for very little money and under difficult circumstances.

 

Given the current immigration policy of the Trump administration, it is important for us to study such programs as this one. As the film shows, the Bracero program was implemented without regard for the welfare of those involved, much as the current immigration policy has done.

 

Since current policies have made it difficult to recruit farm labor, guest worker programs of some sort will most likely be implemented again. In that event, it is vital that all of us are aware of the problems with past programs of this kind as our country crafts new policies on the issue.

 

Agenda:

  • Arrival and social time

  • Introduction of Dr. Gonzalez and the film

  • Screening <-- Starting promptly at 6:45 – please don’t miss it!

  • Short intermission

  • Q&A session with the filmmaker

  • Announcements and closing

 

Whether you're an active member of OCRJC or a new attendee, we'd love to see you at the screening.

 

The majority of this film is in Spanish with English subtitles. Smaller portions are in English with no subtitles. Translation services will be available for Spanish speakers.

 

We welcome you to bring your own snacks and drinks, or anything you’d like to share, but please, no drugs or alcohol. Thank you for your understanding!

 

Seating is limited. We will do our best to seat everyone but will give preference to those who have RSVP’d (at no extra charge) via Eventbrite (http://bit.ly/OC-bracero). RSVP’ing also helps us to plan... we ask that you please let us know to expect you.

Map and Parking info:

https://www.chapman.edu/education/_files/libreria-martinez/centro-parking-map.pdf

It is best to use one of the structures rather than the metered parking, as tickets are expensive and parking is only $1 per hour.

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La Cosecha de la Soledad: El Programa Bracero -
Proyección de la Película así como las Preguntas y las Respuestas con el cineasta Gilbert González


22 de Noviembre del 2019


Fecha: Viernes, 22 de Noviembre del 2019
Hora: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


LUGAR: El Centro Comunitario de Educación de la Universidad de Chapman.
216 N. Broadway Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (a continuación ver el mapa así como la información del estacionamiento)
(714) 973-7900


Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/OC-bracero

(Ver la Conección la completa del enlace: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-of-loneliness-screening-and-filmmaker-qa-tickets-79820767063)


Por favor, únase a Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative – El Colaborativo de la Justicia Racial del Condado de Orange; para una proyección de Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program - La Cosecha de la Soledad: El Programa Bracero, presentado por el Co-Director de la película, el Dr. Gilbert G. González. Después de la proyección, habrá una sesión para preguntas y respuestas con el Dr. González.

Además de esta película, el Dr. González también es autor de numerosos libros, incluidos Mexican Consuls and Labor Organizing : Imperial Politics in the American - Cónsules Mexicanos y Organización Laboral : Política Imperial de los Estados Unidos, Labor and Community : Mexican Citrus Worker Villages in a Southern California - El Trabajo y la Comunidad : Los Mexicanos Trabajadores de Cítricos en el Sur de California, 1900-1950, and Labor vs Empire : Race, Gender, and Migration - 1900-1950, el Trabajo versus el Imperio: Raza, Género y Migración.

La Cosecha de la Soledad es un documental producido y dirigido por el Dr. Gilbert G. González y el cineasta Vivian Price y lanzado en el 2010. La película ofrece relatos históricos del Programa Bracero de EE. UU., Un programa de trabajadores invitados que trajo a hombres de México para trabajar en los campos agrícolas, fábricas y la construcción de las vías del tren entre 1942-1964.

En el momento en que se instituyó el programa, Estados Unidos afirmó que su propósito era aliviar la escasez de mano de obra en tiempos de guerra. Sin embargo, el programa continuó durante bastante tiempo después del final de la guerra.

Este hecho estimuló la investigación de los cineastas sobre el objetivo real del programa, que concluyeron que era minar la sindicalización y asegurar un suministro de trabajadores dispuestos a trabajar por muy poco dinero y en circunstancias difíciles.

Dada la política de inmigración actual de la administración de Trump, es importante para nosotros estudiar programas como este. Como muestra la película, el programa Bracero se implementó sin tener en cuenta el bienestar de los involucrados, como lo ha hecho la política en la inmigración actual.

Dado que las políticas actuales han dificultado la contratación de mano de obra agrícola, los programas de trabajadores invitados de algún tipo probablemente se implementarán nuevamente. En ese caso, es vital que todos estemos conscientes de los problemas con programas pasados ​​de este tipo a medida que nuestro país elabora nuevas políticas sobre el tema.

Agenda:
- Llegada y tiempo para socializar
- Introducción del Dr. González y la película.
- Proyección <- Comenzando puntualmente a las 6:45 - ¡no te lo pierdas!
- Un corto intermedio
- Sesión de preguntas y respuestas con el cineasta
- Anuncios y clausura

Ya sea que usted sea un miembro activo de OCRJC (por sus siglas en Inglés, Orange County Racial Justice Collaborative) o un asistente nuevo, nos encantaría verte en la proyección.

La mayoría de esta película está en Español con subtítulos en Inglés. Las porciones más pequeñas están en Inglés sin subtítulos. Los servicios de traducción estarán disponibles en los dos idiomas: el Español y el Inglés.

Le invitamos a traer sus propios bocadillos y bebidas, o cualquier cosa que quiera compartir con los demás, pero por favor, no drogas ni alcohol. ¡Gracias por su comprensión!

El cupo es limitado. Haremos todo lo posible para acomodar a todos, pero daremos preferencia a aquellos que hayan confirmado su asistencia (sin cargo adicional) a través de Eventbrite: (http://bit.ly/OC-bracero). La confirmación de la asistencia también nos ayuda a planificar... le pedimos que nos haga saber que lo esperamos.

Mapa e Información del Estacionamiento:
https://www.chapman.edu/education/_files/libreria-martinez/centro-parking-map.pdf

Es mejor usar una de las estructuras de los estacionamientos, en lugar del tipo de estacionamiento con "Parquimetro" donde deposita monedas por el tiempo medido, ya que las Infracciones de estas multas son caras; y el estacionamiento cuesta sólo $1.00 dólar por hora.

No General Meeting In November

November 23, 2019

Due to holiday celebrations and proximity to our Harvest of Loneliness event, we have decided to cancel our November general meeting.

White Fragility Book Club & Discussion - Chapter 3

December 01, 2019

To RSVP, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wpaws-book-club-discussion-white-fragility-chapter-3-tickets-79991483681

We will be deep diving into Chapter 3

 

About this Event

3:30 - 4 PM: Social Time

4 PM: Meeting begins

 

We have room to accommodate 20 people at a private residence nearby the Irvine Great Park. The address will be sent to you a day or two before the event.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT. This space is used for folks who identify as white and want to work through unloading their biases centered around their whiteness and to learn how white privilege hurts people of color.

 

Each month, we will deep dive into the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo. For this meeting, we will focus on Chapter 3.

Study guides will be provided at the meeting, and we invite you to bring open hearts and minds. There will be some “heavy lifting,” therefore a commitment to participating in all sessions is recommended but not necessary.

Each month we will ask you to read a chapter, come prepared to learn, and discuss the material. Remember that this is brave work, and change starts from within if we want to see true, lasting manifestation of the dismantling of oppression.

 

Goals

1. To explore and respond to White Fragility;

2. Develop racial awareness and critical thinking skills;

3. Recognize and come to terms with the personal and sociological ramifications of living in a white supremacist society;

4. Examine how personal and collective cultural stories, experiences, and behavioral patterns reinforce racism;

5. To have a space in which white people can learn collectively the language, ideologies, and conversations of disrupting race and becoming accountable to the racism in their everyday lives;

6. To practice ways to disrupt racist patterns.

No General Meeting In December

December 15, 2019

Due to holiday celebrations and scheduling conflicts, we have decided to cancel our December general meeting. See you in 2020!

2020 Book Club Kickoff - "How to Be an Anti-Racist"

January 09, 2020

Date: Thursday, January 9th

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

"... Never wavering... Kendi methodically examines racism through numerous lenses: power, biology, ethnicity, body, culture, and so forth... This unsparing honesty helps readers, both white and people of color, navigate this difficult intellectual territory... Essential." - Kirkus Reviews

Join us as we dive in!

You do not need to have read the book to attend this first meeting.

We'll be progressing through the book, likely a chapter at a time.

Find the book:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40265832-how-to-be-an-antiracist
 

Poetry Reading and Open Mic with Natalie J. Graham

April 19, 2020

Date: Sunday April 19, 2020

Time: 12:30 - 3pm

Venue: Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Poetry reading by distinguished poet Natalie J. Graham, and open mic - bring your poetry and share your voice!

A native of Gainesville, Florida, Natalie J. Graham earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing at the University of Florida and Ph.D. in American Studies at Michigan State University. Her poems have appeared in San Francisco Chronicle, Callaloo, New England Review, and Southern Humanities Review; and her articles have appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture and Transition. She is a Cave Canem fellow and associate professor of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Begin with a Failed Body, her first full-length collection of poems, won the 2016 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She is a co-founder of KayJo Creatives, a production company specializing in documentary film, painting, and community arts events. Find her online @NatalieJoGraham @KayJoCreatives.

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