Many Latin Americans were brought, or forced to come to the U.S. by conditions our government had a role in creating. On this week’s edition of Making Contact, we hear excerpts of Harvest of Empire, a documentary film narrated by Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez. Part 1 traces the history of Guatemalan, Dominican, and Mexican migration to the U.S.

Featured guests/speakers:

Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now! co-host and Harvest of Empire author; Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Robert White, Former US Ambassador to El Salvador; Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan Political Activist and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner; Melvin Goo.

Credits:

Host/Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Jen Chien, George Lavender
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Production Interns: Salima Hamirani, Lisa Bartfai
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Development Manager: Juanita Carroll Young
Organizational Volunteers: Dorian Roberts, Dan Turner, Larry Piltz, Barbara Barnett, Bansi Mehta

ON Making Contact | June 27, 2013 | 12:30 pm

Harvest of Empire (Part 1)

Many Latin Americans were brought, or forced to come to the U.S. by conditions our government had a role in creating. On this week’s edition of Making Contact, we hear excerpts of Harvest of Empire, a documentary film narrated by Democracy Now’s Juan Gonzalez. Part 1 traces the history of Guatemalan, Dominican, and Mexican migration to the U.S.

Featured guests/speakers:

Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now! co-host and Harvest of Empire author; Junot Diaz, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Robert White, Former US Ambassador to El Salvador; Rigoberta Menchu, Guatemalan Political Activist and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner; Melvin Goo.

Credits:

Host/Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Producers: Jen Chien, George Lavender
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Production Interns: Salima Hamirani, Lisa Bartfai
Web Editor: Irene Florez
Development Manager: Juanita Carroll Young
Organizational Volunteers: Dorian Roberts, Dan Turner, Larry Piltz, Barbara Barnett, Bansi Mehta

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