In the book “Our Grandfathers Were Braceros and We Too,” a historian and a social activist compiled testimonies from veteran Braceros who worked the US fields and railroad tracks between 1942 and 1964 under binational contracts processed by the Mexican government. The book captures stories of failed labor contracts, backbreaking labor, corruption, racism, and the story of the movement to recover the savings robbed from the Braceros. This program includes an interview with a Mexican worker who tells about her experience after working as a contracted “Bracera” in the US under the modern guest worker program.
Guests: Dr. Abel Astorga, Historian; Rosa Martha Zárate, Social Activist, Alliance of Ex-Braceros of the North, Riverside, CA; Maritza Pérez, Migrant Worker, Plaintiff in Lawsuit Under USMCA, Mexico City.
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