Date: October 2, 2023

Time: 11 - 1 PM

Location: Latinx Research Center - 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley

Join us for an engaging book talk featuring author Christian Paiz as he unveils the untold story behind the United Farm Workers’ (UFW) iconic legacy. Moderated by Prof. Kris Gutiérrez, Associate Dean of the School of Education and Carol Liu Professor of Education, and the participation of UC Berkeley Prof. Emeritus David Montejano, this event delves deep into Paiz’s latest work, which draws from over 200 hours of original oral history interviews with UFW and Chicana/o movement participants from the Coachella Valley. Spanning the tumultuous 1960s to the early 1980s, Paiz’s research sheds light on the challenges faced in organizing a vulnerable labor force amidst a backdrop of declining labor unions. Discover the resilience of ordinary farmworkers and volunteers that shaped a movement transcending individual intentions, and explore the radical dynamics of rank-and-file agency that left an indelible mark on history.

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
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