Tue, Jun 25, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

'Rape in the Fields': An Investigation into the Sexual Assault of Female Agricultural Workers

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A new Frontline investigative documentary uncovers the stories of migrant women who say they have been sexually assaulted in America's fields and packing plants. The women reportedly endure harassment and sexual assault in silence, for fear of risking their jobs or being deported. Frontline spent a year investigating this story in collaboration with the Center for Investigative Reporting, UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program, and Univision. We discuss the investigation.

Host: Dave Iverson


  • Andres Cediel, producer of "Rape in the Fields" for Frontline, and the Spanish-language version, "Violacion de un Sueno," for Univision
  • Bernice Yeung, reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, who spent a year on the project
  • William R. Tamayo, regional attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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