Lori Flores, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at Stony Brook University (SUNY), joins The Farm Report to discuss her book: Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement. Grounds for Dreaming is “a sweeping critical history of how Mexican communities in agricultural California fought for equality and respect in a hostile climate of labor repression and xenophobia.” Flores, and host Holli Cederholm, explore the history of the farmworker movement in the U.S., while taking a pulse on present day farmworker conditions and the need for immigration and labor policy reform.
“The Farmworker Justice Movement has more to accomplish and we need more attention and support paid to this issue.” [18:45]
“When you go to the farmers market ask about the workers too, not just the conditions that the food is grown.” [30:00]
–Lori Flores on The Farm Report