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Dr. Ralph R. Watkins Lecture Series - Spring 2014

February 6, 2014 7:00 pm - Alden Room, Milne Library
Jackie Hayes, Doctoral Student, Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies, University at Albany
Immigrants’ Rights are Human Rights: Labor Exploitation and Undocumented Workers in New York State

Jackie Hayes is a doctoral student in the Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies Department at University at Albany. She is currently working on a dissertation focused on the working conditions of Latino immigrants in New York State. She was involved in Students for Workers Rights, the UAlbany Fair Trade Alliance, and the SUNY Sweatfree campaign. She was also an active member and co-founder of Save Our SUNY and New York Students Rising, two organizations dedicated to defending Public Higher Education in New York State.

April 10, 2014 7:00 pm - Alden Room, Milne Library
Dr. Yaser Robles, Lecturer of Africana and Latino Studies, State University of New York at Oneonta
Growing up in the South Bronx: a Paradox of Wealth and Poverty

Dr. Yaser Robles is currently a lecturer in the Africana and Latino Studies department here at SUNY Oneonta. His commitment to cultural understanding and community service has taken him to different parts of the world including South Africa, Israel, Peru, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. His most recent work deals with the birth of hegemonic powers and underlying social resistance in Honduras as a result of the U.S. Cold War era policies during the Central American conflicts of the 1970s and 1980s.

He holds a BA from Brandeis University, MA from SUNY Buffalo and Ph.D. from SUNY Albany.

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