Disposable! Essential Workers and Meatpacking in Central Illinois

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

  • Illinois State Museum, Springfield

Fee: 

Free

Immigrant and displaced workers living in the United States often work in "essential" but high-risk positions such as healthcare providers and food processors. Join Faranak Miraftab, University of Illinois professor and author of Global Heartland, as she explores the global dynamics that lead displaced populations to places like Beardstown, where they work in these necessary and often dangerous occupations. Miraftab will focus on Latin American immigrants in Central Illinois. Learn how they balance their family life with low-wage jobs and have helped revitalize the small rust-belt towns they now call home.

Advanced registration is required at https://bit.ly/ISMmeatpacking.  For more information please contact events@illinoisstatemuseum.org or (217) 782-6044.

Certified Professional Development Units (CPDU) hours for Illinois Educators will be offered for this program. For additional information contact lorna.shuman@illinois.gov.

 

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