Sun, 30 Apr 2006 07:35:40 -0700 (PDT)

Prof. Gilbert Gonzalez on Mexican Labor Migration

Irvine -- On May Day (Monday, 1 May, 2006), when thousands of immigrants, documented and undocumented, and their allies, are expected to boycott classes and their jobs, to show the contribution people from outside U.S. make to the U.S. economy and society, Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program presents a conversation with UCI Prof. Gilbert G. Gonzalez on the historical antecedents of the immigration issue.

Prof. Gonzalez is the author of numerous scholarly tomes including "Guest workers or colonized labor?: Mexican labor migration to the United States (2006)," "Culture of empire : American writers, Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, 1880-1930 (2004)," "A Century of Chicano history: empire, nations, and migration (with Prof. Raul Fernandez, 2003) and "Labor and community: Mexican citrus worker villages in a Southern California county, 1900-1950." He teaches in the Chicano/Latino Studies program at UCI's School of Social Sciences.

He was also interviewed on the KOCE-TV public television production, Mendez vs. Westminster (2002) about the Orange County case (initiated in 1943) which set an important legal precedent on ending segregation in public schools.

His interview with OC Organizer appears online at:
In Spanish:

OC Organizer's John Earl also has featured Orange County's "Citrus Wars" of the 1930s as featured in the rightwing press of the time, Santa Ana Register (now Orange County Register), where one anti-labor article was headlined: "Shoot to Kill Says Sheriff":

This Subversity show airs from 9-10 a.m. on Monday 1 May 2006 on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, California, and is simultaneously webcast via

Audio of recent shows is linked at:


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