Latin American Farmworkers in New York State: Hidden within our Midst
Mon, 03/11/2013 - 12:15pm - 1:15pm - Uris Hall, Room 202
Mary Jo Dudley is the Director of the Cornell Farmworker Program and a faculty member in the Department of Development Sociology at Cornell University. As director of the Program her work focuses on improving the living and working conditions of farmworkers and their families by educationg farmworkers and their employers on health, safety, cultural, and immigration issues and by conducting research that examines the contributions of farmworkers to the economic and social fabric of New York State. She directs a summer internship program through which Cornell and other students conduct research, prepare educational materials, and conconduct trainings with farmworkers. She was awarded the 2012 White House Champion of Change Cesar Chavez Legacy Award. She is also a founding member of the Tompkins County Immigrant's Rights Coalition, and is a member of the New York State Governor's Anti-Human Trafficking Taks Force. In 2010 she received the James A. Perkins Prize for Interracial Understanding and Harmony, and the Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Service-Learning Award, both from Cornell University.