Wisconsin Immigrant Workers: Their Stories and Impact

We’re pleased to partner with Alverno College and the UWM Institute of World Affairs/Center for International Education on this virtual series. The first session, March 10, will focus on human trafficking. Additional webinars will take place on April 7 (Immigrants in the Dairy Industry) and May 12 (Immigrants in Healthcare during the Pandemic).

See below for more details.

Wisconsin Immigrant Workers: Their Stories and Impact

The pandemic placed a spotlight on the many essential roles that immigrants play in our economy and society. Join us for a series of webinars highlighting the untold stories and contributions of Wisconsin’s immigrant workforce, from health care to the dairy industry. These webinars are free and open to the public.

Series facilitated by Doug Savage, Director of Institute of World Affairs at UW-Milwaukee

Co-sponsored by Alverno College, the UW-Milwaukee’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) and the Institute of World Affairs (IWA).

PART 1 – Human Trafficking
March 10, 4:30-5:30pm Central

Join us as Mariana Rodriguez, director at UMOS presents on issues related to human trafficking in the immigrant population and how it impacts the workforce, families and the community.

Recipient of the Milwaukee Business Journal 2020 Women of Influence award for non-profit leadership, Mariana Rodriguez directs the Latina Resource Center at UMOS. In 2002 with her urging, UMOS began to offer bilingual resources for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. At the time, it was the first bilingual domestic violence agency in Wisconsin.

Register here for this free, virtual webinar.

This workshop is supported by Title VI National Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education and by a grant from the Menard Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation.