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College to Host Speakers on Regional Migrant Workers

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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012

Westminster College will host Stephanie Clark and Deke Showman for "The Harvest of Hope: Migrant Workers in Northwestern Pennsylvania" Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in McKelvey Campus Center's Witherspoon Maple Room.  The program is free and open to the public.

Clark and Showman are with the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit 5's Migrant Education Program in Edinboro that offers education to the children of agricultural workers, along with translation services and other forms of advocacy and community support.  Their presentation will highlight the living conditions and needs of workers in our region's dairy and vegetable farms, nurseries, and vineyards.

The program is sponsored by Westminster's Diversity Symposium, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, and Sociology Interest Group.

Contact Dr. Kristin Park, professor and chair of Westminster's Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, at (724) 946-7251 or email for additional information.