Saturday, November 13, 2010
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The Newberry Library, Towner Fellows Lounge
Saturday New Book Symposium:
The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement(Bloomsbury, 2009)
Featuring author Miriam Pawel
The Union of Their Dreams is a spellbinding narrative that offers the definitive account of Chavez and the United Farm Workers, a milestone in the struggle for social justice in America. More information on the book is available at the following website: http://unionoftheirdreams.com/home.php
Greeting and Introduction: Leon Fink, University of Illinois at Chicago
Commentators: Ramon Becerra, AFL-CIO, Chicago; Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University; Rosemary Feurer, Northern Illinois University; Thomas Geoghegan, labor attorney and author; Juan Mora-Torres, DePaul University
Unlike other seminar meetings, during the Saturday symposium, seminar participants discuss a recently published book. Copies of The Union of Their Dreams are available for purchase in the Newberry Library’s A.C. McClurg Bookstore.
Lunch will be provided for everyone who RSVPs to the seminar before November 8, 2010, so please do let us know if you plan to attend. If you do not RSVP by November 8, we will not be able to provide lunch.
Please e-mail Heather Radke at email@example.com,or if you plan to attend.
Co-sponsored by the History Departments of Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at theUniversity of Chicago; and Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas
Scholl Center for
American History and Culture
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Chicago IL 60610
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