Teacher, researcher and author of “The Farmworkers’ Journey,” Ann Aurelia López, will speak at California State University, Fresno from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The lecture, sponsored by the College of Social Sciences, will be in the Alice Peters Auditorium of the University Business Center. It is free and open to the public.

“Dr. López’s research is incredibly relevant to Central Valley residents, many of whom have grown up in migrant families and have first-hand experience of the difficulties farmworkers face,” said Dr. Christina Herrera, a professor in Fresno State’s Department of Chicano and Latin American Studies.

López is a research associate at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is in the process of establishing a non-profit organization designed to improve the lives of California farmworkers and their families in Mexico.

She has taught environmental science, ecology and botany courses at San Jose City College.

For more information visit or contact Dr. Herrera at 559.278.2123.

(Copy by University Communication student-intern Jaime Schaffer.)

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