UCLA faculty experts advisory: Obama to announce Cesar Chavez monument
By UCLA Newsroom October 05, 2012 Category: Academics & Faculty
President Obama will be in Keene, Calif., on Oct. 8 to announce the establishment of a monument to late United Farm Workers founder and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. UCLA has experts.
Kent Wong, director of the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education, is an expert on issues related to labor unions, labor relations and immigrant workers. He worked in the early 1970s as a boycott organizer for the United Farm Workers and is the author of "Philip Vera Cruz: A Peronal History of Filipino Immigrants and the Farmworkers Movement" (1992).
Wong can be reached directly at email@example.com and 310-794-5983.
Tobias Higbie, associate professor of history, is an authority on labor and social-movement history, labor studies, the Progressive Era, and the New Deal. His current research explores practices of self-education in American working-class communities and the figure of the "working class intellectual" during the early 20th century.
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