In May 2008, the small town of Postville, Iowa, experienced the largest immigration raid at the time in United States history. More than 400 immigrant workers,primarily Guatemalans, were arrested for working illegally at the AgriProcessors meatpacking plant, and numerous members of the management team were also eventually arrested and imprisoned.
The raid had significant social and economic impacts on Postville and communities far beyond.
Drs. Mark Grey and Michele Devlin, professors at the University of Northern Iowa, spent a number of years working in Postville prior to and after the raid.They authored the book Postville, USA: Surviving Diversity in Small Town America.
They will be speaking about the raid and its consequences from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in the Toledo Library. The presentation is free and open to the public.
It is sponsored by the Tama-Toledo chapter of the AAUW.
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WHAT:?Author event- Mark Grey and Michele Devlin speak about their book- Postville, USA: Surviving Diversity in Small Town America
WHEN:?Monday, March 25, 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:?Toledo Public Library, 205 E. High St.
Free, public invited
Sponsored by Tama-Toledo AAUW