"Flight of the Eagle": a Documentary on the United Farm Workers Union

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Mon, 03/31/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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"Flight of the Eagle": a Documentary on the United Farm Workers Union

In honor of the birthday of labor leader and United Farm Worker co-founder Cesar Chavez, (March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993), we will hear the documentary "Flight of the Eagle the United Farm Workers Union."

The program comes to us from the Pacifica Radio Archives.

1995 Pacifica Documentary presented as a 30 years retrospective of the united farm workers union. This was produced and narrated by Chuy Varela. Produced from archival material which provides a 30 year retrospective of the UFW. Examines the evolution of the union, from a local organization which championed farm workers, into a civil rights organization which fights for issues effecting the larger Latino community. The program examines the impact of the 1965 Delano Strike, who was Dolores Huerta and what was her role in developing the UFW, how the death of Cesar Chavez has effected the union, and the current challenges facing the UFW.     


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