Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History
Thursday Nov 7th, 2013 - Thursday Nov 7th, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
The Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History presents:
Professor Frank P. Barajas, California State University, Channel Islands
"Creating Cesar Chavez: The Fight Against the Bracero Program in Ventura County"
Professor Frank Barajas' first book, Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California in 1898-1961 (2012) explores the ways in which the Mexican community forged intriguing partnerships with other ethnic groups within Oxnard in the first half of the twentieth century and the resulting economic exchanges, cultural practices, and labor and community activism. Profesor Barajas examines how the Oxnard ethnic Mexican population exercised its agency in alliance with other groups and organizations to meet their needs before large-scale protests and labor unions were engaged.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to the Department of History at 818-677-3566 and to obtain parking information.
For more information on the lecture visit the Department of History webpage at http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history.
Copies of Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California 1898-1961 will be available for purchase.
A reception will be held after the lecture.
Department of History