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[Past Event] Telling the Bracero Story (Closed)

Course Description:

Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez remembers the stories his grandfather told him about his toils as a bracero. The term describes seasonal agricultural workers who came to the U.S. from Mexico to alleviate labor shortages. Those stories led to Ornelas’ work with the Bracero Legacy Project, an effort to reframe the way braceros are understood in U.S. history. The project acknowledges the hardships of the workers, but focuses on sacrifice and hard work as a means of social mobility.


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Tuesday, Oct. 30 *10:00am – noon* (1 session*)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Ignacio Ornelas Rodriguez, PhD is an archivist in the Department of Special Collections at the Stanford University library and co-leads the Bracero Legacy Project. He grew up in Salinas and earned his doctorate in history at UC Santa Cruz.