Stories from Vermont Migrant Workers
February 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Much of the work on Vermont dairy farms is done by people from Latin America. Over a thousand migrant laborers milk cows, fix tractors, shovel manure, and take care of calves in our state. Come listen to their stories and learn.
February 18, 2023
10am to 11:30am
A panel of three migrant workers will share their personal experiences crossing into the US and traveling to Vermont from a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico. The panel discussion will be moderated by Patricia Reid (local advocate) and Julia Doucet (Open Door Clinic).
The first 20 attendees will receive a free copy of the Vermont Reads 2022 book, The Most Costly Journey, a graphic novel illustrating migrant worker stories. Free empanadas will be available from Viva El Sabor chef, Matilde Fuentes. (Comida y Antojitos La Jarocha) while supplies last (Flavors: Chicken and Cheese/Spinach).
This event is made possible by the Freda Fishman Stroh grant.