Book Events


Upcoming Events

Oct. 21, 2010 - Book reading co-sponsored by Book Beat at the Oak Park Public Library, Detroit, 7 PM

Oct. 22, 2010 - Panelist at the North American Labor History Conference, Wayne State University.

Oct. 25, 2010 - Convocation speaker at Bethel College, Newton, Kansas, 11 AM.

Oct. 25, 2010 - Book reading at Watermark Books, Wichita, 7 PM

Nov. 4, 2010 - Book reading at University Book Store, Seattle, 7 PM

Nov. 13, 2010 - New book symposium of the Newberry Seminar in Labor History, Newberry Library, Chicago, 11 AM - 3 PM.

Past Events

Oct. 7, 2010 - "The Legacies of Cesar Chavez," with Tom Dalzell, Larry Tramutola and Peter Schrag, sponsored by Berkeley Arts & Letters, Berkeley Hillside Club, 7:30 PM

March 10, 2010 - Talk at Boalt Law School, University of California at Berkeley, 12:45, Room 100 Boalt Hall

March 4, 2010 - A discussion with Los Angeles Times Associate Editor Jim Newton in the ALOUD series at the Los Angeles Public Library.

March 2, 2010 - Speaker at the International Relations Colloquium of Pomona College, noon, Oldenburg Dining Hall

Feb. 10, 2010 – – Discussion at Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan, with UTS graduate Chris Hartmire, on religious activists, the UFW and lessons from the struggle. 5:30 PM, Room AD30

Jan. 26, 2010 - Discussion at Loyola Law School on the role of the law as organizing strategy, with Professor Fernando J. Guerra. 12-1 PM

Jan. 15, 2010 - Book reading at The Avid Reader, Davis, 7 PM

Jan. 14, 2010 - Book talk at the University of California Center in Sacramento, co-sponsored by the Los Angeles Times. 1130 K Street, Suite LL22, Noon

Jan. 14, 2010 - Book reading at Copperfield's Books, Petaluma, 7 PM

Feb. 9, 2010 - Book reading at the Book Revue, Huntington, New York, 7 PM

Nov. 30, 2009 – Book reading at Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena 7 PM.

Nov. 6, 2009 – Book reading at Amherst Books in Amherst , MA , at 8 PM

Nov. 5, 2009 – Book reading at The Book House in Albany. 7 PM

Nov. 4, 2009 – A talk at the American Political History Institute seminar series at Boston University.

Nov. 3, 2009 – An open talk at Boston University jointly sponsored by the Latin American Studies department, the Journalism School, the Theology department and the American Constitutional Society chapter at BU Law School. 4 PM, Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs, Boston University.

Oct. 27, 2009 – Book reading at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, 7:30 PM

Oct. 24, 2009 – Book reading at Russo's Books in Bakersfield, 1 PM.

Oct. 23, 2009 – Book launch at the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas! The program will feature a panel discussion including several of the major protagonists in “The Union of Their Dreams.” Reception for members, 6 PM, discussion open to the public, 7 PM.



La Causa

“Ellen was one of thousands drawn to the cause. They were young and fearless and often naïve, buoyed by moral outrage that bordered on arrogance, bound together by the conviction that their cause was not only righteous but more important than any other, and intoxicated by the discovery of their own power. At the height of the boycott, seventeen million Americans stopped eating grapes so that farmworkers in California could win better wages and working conditions.”

Excerpt from The Union of Their Dreams