Feed Your Mind (A Lecture Series with the University of Denver): Storytelling and the Advancement of Agricultural Workers' Rights in Colorado


Please note you are looking at an event that has already happened.
Registration for this event is no longer open.

Program Description

Event Details

Join Alejandro Cerón, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Denver as he presents:

Storytelling and the Advancement of Agricultural Workers' Rights in Colorado


In June 2021, Governor Polis signed into law Colorado’s Agricultural Workers’ Rights Bill (SB-21-087), one of the country’s most comprehensive pieces of legislation on the subject. Based on the collaboration between Project Protect Food Systems Workers and the DU Ethnography Lab, this talk highlights the role that storytelling has had in advocating for the bill, monitoring its implementation, and helping build a sense of community among agricultural workers’ advocates across the state. The presentation ends with lessons learned about storytelling’s role in the advancement of social justice efforts.

Registration encouraged but not required.


About this series:

Denver Public Library is partnering with the University of Denver to offer a 4-week lecture series featuring a different DU professor presenting on the theme of "Change" each Thursday in April. 2-3 pm at the Ross-University Hills branch library.

April 13 Understanding Implications of Implicit and Explicit Bias in Schools with Kamilah Legette, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology 

April 20 Global Social Change: From Colonization to Creating Regenerative Futures with Sarah Bexell, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Faculty Director at the Center for Sustainability

April 27 Fighting for Rights: Women's Movements on the Frontlines of Change with Marie Berry, PhD, Director, Sie Cheou-Kang Center; Director, Inclusive Global Leadership Initiative, Korbel School of International Studies

To request a sign language interpreter or real time captioning via CART Services, please contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or call 720-913-8487, with a minimum three (3) business day notice. To request other accommodations, please contact programs@denverlibrary.org.

Automated voice-to-text captioning is available for all virtual programs. Need help getting set up?