On the Road with California Humanities


Cal Humanities (calhum.org/) will host a panel of Pulitzer Prize winners in conversation with others, including 2016 National Medal of Arts winner Luis Valdez, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Fresno Art Museum.

The topic is “The Farmworker Movement in California: From Chavez Onwards.”

The history of the farmworker movement in California has been well-documented, but how can the experiences of the past help inform the future of agriculture, organizing and the state’s economy?

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Miriam Pawel and Dawn Mabalon, associate professor of History at San Francisco State University, will discuss how the farmworker movement of the past can help inform the future of agriculture with playwright Luis Valdez, founder of El Teatro Campesino and Samuel Orozco, author and National News and Information Director of Radio Bilingüe.

Fresno State Theatre Arts (fresnostate.edu/artshum/theatrearts/) major Jose Gomez, pictured at center above, will perform a monologue from “Blue Willow” around 7 p.m.

The forum is free and open to the public. Registration information is available at http://www.calhum.org/programs/on-the-road.

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The College of Arts and Humanities provides a diverse student population with the communication skills, humanistic values and cultural awareness that form the foundation of scholarship. The college offers intellectual and artistic programs that engage students and faculty and the community in collaboration, dialog and discovery. These programs help preserve, illuminate and nourish the arts and humanities for the campus and for the wider community.

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