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Radio Series on Labor Rights Education Meeting

As part of the community-based and migrant-centered research focus of the Transnational Migration Network (TMN), on March 8, 2024, we hosted a meeting with representatives of worker centers, migrant leaders, and other state, social, and university actors working with the migrant community based in Chicago.

This meeting is part of a collaborative project to create a media ecosystem to build migrant labor education programs in the Spanish language, including regular radio programs and various social media platforms using flexible multimedia platforms.

The encounter was hosted by the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago and was attended by the following participants:

Lety Tellez, Organizadora de Trabajadores del Hogar Latino Union of Chicago; Martín Unzueta Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights; J Harold De Jesus, Latino Union of Chicago; Rosie Carrasco, Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights; Roberto Clack, Chicago Workers Collaborative; Jill Manrique and Angélica Moreno, Chicago Jobs with Justice; Jorge Mújica, ARISE Chicago; Francisco Hurtado, Human Rights Lawyer and ARISE volunteer;  Peter Dorman, Latino Union of Chicago; José Fausto Executive Director, Chicago Workers Collaborative.

Javier Cerritos, Fidel Gutiérrez, Octavio Montañez, and Saraí Jarquín Orozco from the Consulado General de México en Chicago.  Fidel Arroyo, Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Chicago Office; Elizabeth Guerrero, Illinois Department of Labor; and Jessie Cruz,  National Council for Occupational Safety and Health Illinois COSH.

Soledad Álvarez Velasco Assistant Professor, Departments of Anthropology and Latin American Studies UIC; Xóchitl Bada Associate Professor, Department of Latin American and Latino Studies UIC; Linda Forst Professor, Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences School of Public Health, UIC; Carla A. Tejada. Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Scholar, UIC College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering; Rocío Bautista Outreach Coordinator Center for Healthy Work School of Public Health UIC; Carlo Luis Gómez Ordoñez Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology University of Illinois Chicago; Alejandra Palacios International Human Rights Clinic UIC Law; Ron Neimark, Center for Healthy Work School of Public Health UIC; Kirsten Almberg, Center for Healthy Work School of Public Health UIC