Trampling Out the Vintage with Frank Bardacke
Date and Time
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
San Diego, CA 92110
The Trans-Border Institute hosted the author Frank Bardacke to discuss his most recent work, Trampling Out the Vintage, which tells the story of one of the most important moments in U.S. working class history: the rise and fall of the UFW and their most charismatic leader, Cesar Chavez. Drawing on first-hand experience and hundreds of interviews with farm workers, organizers, and the opponents and friends of the union, Bardacke’s award-winning book delivers the definitive account of this unique and gripping moment in history.
Frank Bardacke was active in the student and anti-war movements in Berkeley in the 1960s. He moved to California’s central coast in 1970, worked for six seasons in the Salinas Valley field, and taught adult education for 25 years. He is also the author of Tender fury: The Letters and Communiques of Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.