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We Are Not Machines // No Somos Máquinas: Opening Reception
October 13, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
We Are Not Machines // No Somos Máquinas:
Farmworker Resistance in the Connecticut River Valley//
Resistencia de los trabajadores agrícolas en el valle del río Connecticut
In the face of oppression, people have and always will resist and organize. Farmworkers are no exception. Through the words and portraits of farmworkers in Western Massachusetts, the No Somos Máquinas exhibit explores the broken immigration system, the exclusion of farmworkers from basic labor protections, and the conditions that have compelled them to rise up.
Developed by the Pioneer Valley Workers Center with the support of the Botanic Garden of Smith College, this fully bilingual exhibit sheds light on the experiences of local farmworkers in Western Massachusetts. It consists of portraits, interpretive panels, and a timeline of farmworker organizing, as well as audio of oral history excerpts.
No Somos Máquinas will be on display at the Botanic Garden of Smith College from September 23–December 16th.
OPENING NIGHT EVENT AND RECEPTION
Join us to learn from a panel of farmworkers, who will share their stories and insights about local organizing.