A Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program in the Pacific Northwest

15 min read
April 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

The Bracero Program was a bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico to import guest workers to alleviate labor shortages in agriculture during World War II. Dr. Mario Sifuentez, assistant professor at the University of California, Merced, will discuss the uniqueness of the program in the Pacific Northwest and examine how it set the pattern for future migration to Oregon, Idaho and Washington. 

6:00 pm, doors open 5:30 pm 

No-host bar 

Members $3, non-members $7 
Students free with ID


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With support from Bigfoot Beverages, Central Oregon Radiology Assoicates, P.C., Century Insurance Group, LLC, The James F. &  Marion L. Miller Foundation, Jones & Roth CPAs & Business Advisors, Oregonian Media Group and Summit Bank.  

Presented by the Nancy R. Chandler Visiting Scholar Program of the COCC Foundation and the High Desert Museum.

Event Date: 

Monday, April 24, 2017 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm