Film and Speakers on “Fighting For Our Lives”

This Friday, September 18th (beginning with an introduction and pot-luck) at 6 PM at Bellas Artes Gallery (244 S Garey Ave, Pomona, California 91766), United Pomona Valley M.E.Ch.A. The Latino/a Roundtable of the San Gabriel Valley and Pomona Valley and the community will be showing an Oscar nominated portrayal of the UFW’s 1973 strike where grape workers making history by walking off the job from Coachella to Fresno to fight for a UFW contract. A moving testimony to the bravery of the farm workers in their non-violent struggle against police brutality on the picket lines. Our group Unity in the Community seeks to bring dialogue about historic issues that are still affecting us today. We will be watching this film and will have presenters who were part of the UFW and grape boycott – leaders Jerry Ryan and Roberto de la Cruz – discussing the film afterwards. Everyone is welcome.

This will be a potluck style event so bring something delicious to share, and don’t forget to bring your friends and family!

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