Caravans of Sorrow, Caravans of Hope: Immigration and the Latino/a Struggle for Social Justice

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This lecture explores how Latinos/as, Mexican-Americans in particular, responded to restrictionist immigration policies of the twentieth century as part of their larger struggle to attain civil and human rights in the U.S. Mexican-American organizations called for an end to deportations and critically evaluated the racial and exploitative bases of these policies to suggest innovative solutions from the 1930s through the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and 70s. This important history provides a glimpse of alternative visions that provide insight to the on-going immigration debate today.

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