The Farmworkers Movement Through the Lens of Carlos LeGerrette

9 September  - 18 November 2016

Fine Art Galleries

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

The work of the United Farm Workers is closely associated with the legacy of Cesar Chavez.  This exhibition looks at the powerful photographic work that was produced by Carlos LeGerrette, who was an assistant for Chavez in the 1960s and 1970s. Approximately 60 images by LeGerrette demonstrate Chavez’s historic efforts to gain better working conditions and compensation for agricultural workers, as well as more private images, not often seen by the public. This project was conceived by Alberto López Pulido, Professor of Ethnic Studies, in tandem with Jeffrey Mark Burns, Director of the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture at USD, with the close cooperation of LeGerrette.  An undergraduate Honors Course, together with a publication and broad array of public programs are being planned in association with The Farmworkers Movement Through the Lens of Carlos LeGerrette.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday, noon - 5:00 p.m.

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Speaker Series - Cesar Chavez and Voices of the Farmworkers Movement 

A speaker series on Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement. Co-sponsored by Program in Latin American Studies. In conjunction with “The Farmworkers Movement through the Lens of Carlos Le Gerrette” photo exhibit.

Videos of the Presentations:

UFW and El Teatro Campesino - Evelyn Cruz

Corridos y Resistencia: Music and the Farmworkers’ Struggle - Dr. Pepe Villarino, Ramón Chunky Sánchez y La nueva Rondalla Amerindia

Art, Culture, and Creativity in the Farmworkers’ Struggle - Maestro Victor Ochoa

Inter-Ethnic Coalition Building: The UFW and UDW - Ken Seaton-Msemaji