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Panelists discuss migrant workers, Sept. 19

Two Princeton faculty members will be among participants in a panel discussion, "Migrant Workers: Global Citizens in a Local Economy," set for 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Panelists from Princeton will be Douglas Massey, professor of sociology and public affairs, and Marta Tienda, the Maurice During '22 Professor in Demographic Studies and professor of sociology and public affairs.

They will be joined by Nelson Carrasquillo, executive director of the Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas, an organization that works to improve living and working conditions of migrant farm workers; Rick Nahmias, a writer and award-winning photographer who has documented the hardships facing migrant workers; and Keith Talbot, director of legal services for the New Jersey Farm Worker Project.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Center for Migration and Development and the Policy Research Institute for the Region. The talk will be held in conjunction with an exhibition of Nahmias' work titled "The Migrant Project: Contemporary Farm Workers" in the Bernstein Gallery of Robertson Hall.

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