Food Across Borders
Food Across Borders seeks to examine this world in which boundaries create exclusions and dialogs, coercions and collaborations. In our examination we hope to uncover both the ways that boundaries represent true divides in terms of rights and power, and also create and reify false categories of “inside” and “outside” that often do not fit the realities of our current food system.
Eli Black And The Death That Changed Modern American Business
I am currently working on a biography of Eli Black, the former Chief Executive Officer of United Brands Corporation who, on February 3, 1975, committed suicide by throwing himself from the 44th floor of the Pan American Building (now, MetLife) in midtown Manhattan. He was later discovered to have bribed the president of Honduras and..
Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity
Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity remembers the victorious struggle for bilingual education and educational equity for Mexican Americans. Parents, teachers, and youth dared to challenge child abuse and educational neglect in their schools. Powerfully illustrated through the lives of three Mexican/Chicana women—Ramona Medina, Socorro Gómez-Potter, and Yolanda Almaraz-Esquivel—Educating Changedocuments a history of Mexican women’s migration and activism, and considers its relevance for today’s US Latino communities, including Providence.
The Bracero History Archive
The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.