“Kids at Work” with Dr. Emir Estrada
Dr. Emir Estrada will be reading from her book “Kids at Work.” Street food markets have become wildly popular in Los Angeles—and behind the scenes, Latinx children have been instrumental in making these small informal businesses grow. In “Kids at Work”, Dr. Estrada shines a light on the surprising labor of these young workers, providing the first ethnography on the participation of Latinx children in street vending. Drawing on dozens of interviews with children and their undocumented parents, as well as three years spent on the streets shadowing families at work, Dr. Estrada brings attention to the unique set of hardships Latinx youth experience in this occupation. She also highlights how these hardships can serve to cement family bonds, develop empathy towards parents, encourage hard work, and support children—and their parents—in their efforts to make a living together in the United States.
This event will be held on Oct. 9 at the LAC Campus T-1200 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.