Sunday at 2 PM – 4 PM
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, California 94546
In the second film of the series, Viva La Causa, focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights—the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. [see below for description].
Viva la Causa shows how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the most exploited people in our country—the workers who put food on our tables.
We welcome a discussion to generate frank, honest, and respectful dialogue regarding immigration, worker’s rights and how these issues continue to affect members of our community today.
Councilman Mark Salinas
Councilman Mark Salinas was elected to the Hayward City Council in 2010 and re-elected again 2016. Mr. Salinas received his M.A in Educational Administration and Public Policy Studies and his B.A in La Raza Studies from San Francisco State University. In addition to working on the Hayward City Council, Mr. Salinas also works as Community Resident Engagement Specialist at CSUEB and History and Sociology Instructor at Chabot College and Executive Director of Kids’ Breakfast Club. Mr. Salinas serves on multiple City Council and intergovernmental committees. He is also involved in multiple professional and community organizations including the YMCA, Hayward Rotary, Latino Business Roundtable, Chabot College Puente Project Mentor Advisor Board, just to name a few. He is currently running to be next the Mayor of Hayward.
The story of Cesar Chavez and a great movement for social justice. On a warm evening in 1965, hundreds of Mexican farm workers packed into a church hall in the small farming town of Delano, California. A momentous decision lay before them – should they join a strike against California grape growers started 11 days prior by their Filipino counterparts? Would this improve their appalling working conditions in the fields and help them earn enough to feed their families? Viva La Causa tells the story of how the powerless stood up to the powerful and gained their victory, not by violence and weapons, but by their strong will.
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