Latin American Studies Week: Dinner and keynote | WisCommunity

Join Ruth Conniff, author of the recently published "Milked: How An American Crisis Brought Together Midwestern Dairy Farmers and Mexican Workers" (July 2022) and other panelists (Wisconsin dairy farm owner John Rosenow, Shaun Duvall and Mercedes Falk of the Puentes program, and others featured in "Milked") for a discussion about the dairy industry and immigrant labor in Wisconsin.Ruth Conniff is Editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Examiner. She formerly served as Editor-in-chief of The Progressive Magazine where she worked for many years from both Madison and Washington, DC. Shortly after Donald Trump took office she moved with her family to Oaxaca, Mexico, and covered U.S./Mexico relations, the migrant caravan, and Mexico's efforts to grapple with Trump. Conniff is a frequent guest on MSNBC and has appeared on Good Morning America, Democracy Now!, Wisconsin Public Radio, CNN, Fox News and many other radio and television outlets. She has also written for The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She graduated from Yale University in 1990, where she ran track and edited the campus magazine The New Journal. **Attendees to the keynote dinner are encouraged to bring non-perishable items for the UWEC Campus Harvest student food pantry. Hygiene items and "heat and eat” food (Easy Mac, Rice-a-Roni cups, ramen, etc.) are most in need.

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Oct 18 2022 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Dakota Ballroom, Davies Center