Last Monday, I attended the Bracero Project Town Hall meeting at Santa Paula High School in Ventura County. The event organized by CSU Channel Islands’ Centers for Community Engagement and Multicultural Engagement in conjunction with the university’s History and Chicana/o Studies programs reached out to the community to gather the contact information of people who worked under the US Bracero (Guest Worker) Program from 1942-1964. The event also sought the contact information of family members of Braceros and those who serviced them in housing, board, transportation and in other ways. The next step will be the conduct oral history interviews by CSUCI students.
Some times an image can sum up an experience quite well. See the following link for more information: http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_51_5.html