See a screening of “Prejudice and Pride,” from “Latin Americans,” an acclaimed PBS series that explores 500 years of Latino American history, on Thursday, March 3, 7:30 p.m. at the UCLA Fowler Museum. The hour-long episode examines the emergence of the Chicano Movement in the 1960s and 1970, led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and ignited when farmworkers in the fields of California marched on Sacramento for humane wages and working conditions.
Following the screening, Ernesto Chávez, associate professor of history at University of Texas at El Paso, and professor Chon Noriega, director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, will discuss how the movement activated a cultural as well as a political nationalism.
The event, presented in conjunction with the Fowler exhibition “José Montoya’s Abundant Harvest” and co-sponsored by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, is part of “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” a public programming initiative produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
For more information, visit the Fowler Museum website.