Food, Water, and Labor in the Central Valley: Farmworkers and the Westlands

Event date

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location

Faculty Development Center, Room 118

Audience

Open to public

Contact

Department of History

Email

aandrade@csustan.edu

Water, and Labor in the Central Valley: Farmworkers and the Westlands"This talk will focus on the history of water insecurity in the farm worker communites of western Fresno County and the exploitative practices of growers and their allies during drought conditions. Farm workers resisted these exploitative paracties in the 60s and 70s not through unionization (the UFW showed little interest in the efforts) but through efforts to enforce federal reclamation law and establish cooperative and sustainable farming methods. Through these and other means farm workers struggled to create their own narratives of water rights and water use in California's Central Valley."

 

 

 

 

Map & Location

Campus map. Parking in lot 8 is free beginning 1 hour prior to the event.