Bittersweet Harvest Reception

Join us in Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte to celebrate the opening of Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964, a moving new bilingual exhibition organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).  The exhibit will be on display from September 2 - November 12, 2017 on the first floor of the library.  Bittersweet Harvest examines the experiences of bracero workers and their families, providing rich insight into Mexican American history and historical background to today’s debates on guest worker programs.

The opening reception features guest speaker, Mireya Loza, Smithsonian curator, and author of Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom. The talk will begin at 6:15 p.m.  Campus and local community organizations will be featured at the event from 5:30-6:15 during the reception.  Learn more about the exhibit and the program:

All exhibit programs are free and open to the public.

This program is sponsored by the Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund, Atkins Library and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.




Event Details

Atkins Library
Halton Room


Contact Information

Amanda Binder


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Event Date & Time

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 5:30 PM