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Women and the L.A. Immigrant Rights Movement: A Review of Ruth Milkman' s Recent Senior Feminist Faculty Seminar


While researching labor dynamics in the immigrant rights movement, Professor Ruth Milkman of the Department of Sociology at UCLA, noticed an intriguing paradox. Though Latina women are visible movers and shakers in leading the struggle for immigrant rights in Los Angeles, they are not articulating gender concerns in the discourse of their protest. In an effort to understand why, Milkman, in collaboration with Veronica Terriquez, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at USC, is examining how gender plays a role in the process. On November 4, 2009, UCLA students, faculty, and visiting scholars had the opportunity to learn more about Milkman’s scholarship at the Senior Faculty Feminist Seminar, hosted by the Center for the Study of Women.

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