Recent Immigrants at Work in Tompkins County

Most of us are descended from immigrants, whether they are recent arrivals or long-time North Americans. The History Center at 401 East Martin Luther King, Jr. Street (aka State Street) has an interesting panel this Thursday, March 25, at 5:30 about our more recent immigrant neighbors. The Workers’ Center colleague Geovanny Trivino of the NYS DOL will be a participant on the panel. Here’s the blurb from the History Center:

This event, which is co-sponsored by the Ithaca Asian American Association, the Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition, and the Tompkins County Workers’ Center, introduces recent immigrants speaking on their journey to America, efforts to find work, and what they do for a living in Tompkins County. Participating on the panel are Vanthy Dut (Cambodia), Simo Maataoui (Morocco), Vy Merrit (Cambodia), Mauricio Rosa (El Salvador). Also present will be Geovanny Trivino, of the Bureau of Immigrant Workers’ Rights, New York State Department of Labor, who will speak on working conditions that led to the recent investigation of restaurants on the Ithaca Commons. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

This event is free and open to the public.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

For info, contact
The History Center
401 East State Street, Suite 100
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: 607.273.8284 ext. 6, Fax: (607) 273-6107