Migrant Workers & Disaster Economics

This event brought together Saket Soni, the author of the new book, The Great Escape (Algonquin Books, 2023), about trafficked Indian migrants who won a daring campaign for their rights after Hurricane Katrina; Nathan Fitch and Angela Edward, the creators of the work-in-progress film, Essential Islanders, about Micronesian laborers in Arkansas and their struggle for healthcare during the pandemic; and the A/P/A Institute’s Writer-in-Residence, E. Tammy Kim, who reports on workplace issues and is writing a manuscript about transpacific military labor.

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