Labor Archives and Research Center's 36th Anniversary Program

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Labor Archives and Research Center's 36th Anniversary Program

 
Guest Speaker: Dr. Enrique M. Buelna,  Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, California, and the author of Chicano Communists and the Struggle for Social Justice
 
 
Presentation: Revolt on Princeton Street: Radical Activism, Housing, and the Chicano Movement
 
Dr. Buelna will examine Mexican American labor activism in southern California through the life of Ralph Cuarón, a member of the Communist Party, USA  (CP) and an activist in the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The Mexican American Left played a critical role not only in organizing and providing a voice for this community, but by engaging the larger public to recognize Mexicans as Americans and as equal participants in the national polity.  Ralph Cuarón’s story sheds light not only on the Communist Party, but also on the diverse approaches some Mexican Americans pursued in their struggle to attain equality and first class citizenship.
 
Date: February 25, 2022
Time: 6-7pm, PST
Please RSVP online prior to the event

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