La Cosecha Symposium

La Cosecha: Legacies of Farmworkers in Movements for Social Change in Tejas

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016

Our Lady of the Lake University
Providence Hall, Blue Room

La Cosecha: Legacies of Farmworkers in Movements for Social Change in Tejas, is a one-day symposium at Our Lady of the Lake University. This symposium serves to revisit, celebrate and commemorate the Texas farmworker strike and march/perenigración of 1966.

The event features a panel of "living legacies." This will include the organizers, strikers and marchers, the people who, against tremendous odds, made and change history; whose undaunted spirit of resistance and resilience against injustice are our legacies.

The "living legends" panel will be followed by scholarly and community presentations focused on labor history and social movements in Texas. The morning session will focus on new scholarship about the birth of the farmworkers movement and Mexican American labor history. The afternoon session will focus on contemporary labor activism within the larger context of US-Mexico cultural and economic integration. A special panel on artistic production and social movements will conclude the day of knowledge sharing and conversations.

Ver información de conferencia en español.

The symposium is free and open to the public.

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Parking for symposium guests will be in Parking Lot B (see campus map).

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La Cosecha: Legacies of Farmworkers in Movements for Social Change in Tejas is hosted by the OLLU Comparative Mexican American Studies Department in association with the Center for Women in Church and Society, Center for Mexican American Studies and Research, College of Arts and Sciences, History Department, Political Science Department, Theology and Spiritual Action Department and the Visual Arts Department.

For more information, contact:

Aimee Villarreal, PhD
Assistant Professor and Program Head of Comparative Mexican American Studies
210-528-7060
amvillarreal@ollusa.edu