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Latino/a Mobility in California History

Genevieve Carpio, Javier Cienfuegos, Ivonne Gonzalez, Karen Lazcano, Katherine Lee Berry, Joshua Mandell, Christofer Rodelo, Alfonso Toro, Authors

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I feel that these sites work well together in providing an investigative view of the situation that women migrants face in the agriculture labor force. They use different approaches, but ultimately provide a connection between giving information on the topic and providing a pathway for the consumer of the sites to make a personal connections. I feel that providing a connection between the two adds value to the discussion that the authors of the sites hope to inspire. The collaboration of the three sources provide an analytical style to the exploration of the restrictions of mobility that migrant women face.

The sites share common themes in the expression of mobilities of Latino groups. The Human Rights Report and PBS Documentary specifically cover violence against immigrant women. Through their investigative approaches, the consumer is able to gather information on the subject and connect it to the current political landscape. It is important to have this type of connection because it demonstrates how the issue can be mobilized from the gathering of information and stories of injustice into action.

I find that The Latino History project is the least successful of my sources in providing a connection like the one previously mentioned. It shares in the common theme of mobilizing the Latin@ narrative of the region, but does so in a historical informative method that serves to provide a knowledge base without inspiring an action. The inclusion of local youth in the project does provide access to these histories to a new population, but fails to enact with a larger audience.

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