May 6, 2019

Immigrants in Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry - Documentary screening with facilitated discussion

The fate of undocumented immigrant workers and Wisconsin's $43 billion dairy industry are closely intertwined. On Wisconsin dairy farms today immigrants make up a majority of the workforce. Many farmers say that deporting workers would harm the industry. John Rosenow is a Wisconsin Dairy Farmer who has been outspoken in his belief that immigrants are critical to the success of Wisconsin’s dairy industry. Los Lecheros (The Dairy Farmers), a nineteen-minute documentary, features Rosenow’s farm and workers. The documentary, produced by The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and Twelve Letter Films, explores the tensions over immigration that have risen since 2016 and chronicles their impact on the livelihood and lives of undocumented dairy workers and dairy farmers in Wisconsin. Watch the trailer of “Los Lecheros” here:

Beth Israel Center
1406 Mound St
Madison WI, 53711-2222

Social hall is upstairs. Can access through doors on Mound St. Other entrance is off parking lot on Randall St. Office will buzz you in after you enter through first set of doors. Will exchange cell phone numbers for any issues day of presentation Google Map »

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