Cesar Chavez: A leader and a life, April 7-8

On April 7th and 8th, the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies commemorated Cesar Chavez and the movement he inspired. UFW co-founder Gilbert Padilla, Pulitzer Prize winning author Miriam Pawel, ...


Philip Taft Labor History Award

  “The Taft Labor History Prize Committee, made up of Ileen DeVault, Jeff Cowie, Thavolia Glymph, Laurie Green, and Seth Rockman is   pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 ...

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Gilbert Padilla

Gilbert Padilla is a former member of the Community Service Organization that moved to the Central Valley with Cesar Chavez in 1962 to begin the National Farm Workers Association.  He ...




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Critical Responses and Resources

This section hosts some of the public responses to my most recent ...


From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez ...
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Digital Projects

Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity remembers the ...

Lectures and Interviews

KUCI’s Ask a Leader KCRW’s Good Food, “Matt Bitman; Domestic Truffles; the ...

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UCIrvine: “Beyond the Legend: Cesar Chavez, Charismatic Leadership, and the Relevance of Accountability” Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:30pm – 1:50pm Social Science Hall, Room 100

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Film Review

My review of “Cesar Chavez:  An American Hero”

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Dream America

Dream America is a public humanities project that seeks to document the lives of undocumented youths and, in the process, create a public conversation about what it means to be an immigrant and an American. The project will document and exhibit the words, videos, articles, tweets, art, and actions of immigrant students who have, and […]

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