Feb
20
Thu 6:00 PM

Bittersweet Harvest Opening Reception

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When: Thursday, February 20, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  
Where: Norris University Center, Dittmar Gallery
1999 Campus Drive  
Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: - Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Contact: Debra Blade   847-491-2348  
Group: Dittmar Memorial Gallery
Category: Fine Arts

 is a traveling exhibition organized by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. It shares the experiences of Mexican guest workers employed in the United States during and after World War II. The exhibit combines photographs, text, and audio recordings to provide an intimate account of this chapter in the history of U.S.-Mexico relations and Mexican immigration. In addition to contextualizing present-day immigration debates, recounts a story of exploitation, homesickness, physical hardship, andthe allure of opportunity north of the border. We bring this exhibit to Northwestern on the 50anniversary of the end of the Bracero Program.