March 2019 Enews News and Events from California Humanities
Four Projects Highlight Cesar Chavez' Legacy Throughout the State From youth garden projects on the Central Coast to Latino history in the Central Valley, from film about the Filipino laborers who helped start the United Farm Workers to uncovering little-known photos of the Chicano farmworker movement, celebrate Cesar Chavez Day all month with four projects from California Humanities past and present that focus on the charismatic leader and the labor movement he helped to found which still carries on today.
The final program of the CA 2020: Democracy & the Informed Citizen speaker series took place in early February. Red on to learn how the Redding community responded to Pulitzer Prize-winner Sonia Nazario, and how students investigated the impacts of the Carr Fire with California Humanities' support.
The recent Oscar wins of Hollywood's Green Book has sparked renewed interest in the story behind the original book. In our two-part blog post, Dr. Kenya Davis-Hayes, history professor and former Board Member explains the guide's significance to African Americans and our staff picks out several sites the guide listed in California.
IMAGES (top to bottom): Mimi Plumb, Cesar Chavez delivers a speech to the supporters of the United Farmworkers Union (July 26, 1975), Camp Roberts; Courtesy of Youth Beat; Still from DANCE AROUND THE WORLD; California Humanities; Cover, Negro Travelers' Green Book, Spring 1956; Danza Mesoamericana. Photo Credit: Adriana Alexander; Courtesy of The Fire in Me; Still from DOROTHEA LANGE: GRAB A HUNK OF LIGHTNING; Robin Lasser, Dream Boats: San José Stories – Vietnamese Diaspora, 2018; video projection mapping installation. Photo courtesy of Robin Lasser.