Music, Writing, and Organizing for Immigrant and Bracero Rights: The Activism of Rosa Martha Zarate
Rosa Martha Zarate, an organizer of immigrant workers and a musician who has given concerts in Central and South America (including Portugal and the United States) will present in Professor Jose Calderon’s Rural and Urban Social Movements class in Fletcher 104 at 3:20 pm on Wednesday, April 13. For those interested, you can also connect by zoom at: https://pitzer.zoom.us/j/86987777594
Rosa Martha will draw on her own life in making the connections between her use of popular education and the art of music to community-based organizing and cross-border social movements in Latin America and the barrios of the Southwest. She will also connect to her recent book Our Grandfathers Were Braceros” highlighting her support, in the last 20 years of the binational social movement of ex-Braceros. The purpose of her book, as she has shared, is the recovery of historical memory in accompaniment of former bracero grandparents and the relatives of those who have already disappeared in their fight for justice. Rosa Martha is the cofounder of Libreria del Pueblo, Inc., the cofounder of Calpulli, an international leader in fighting for the rights of bracero workers, and an organizer in advancing alternative economy projects in Indigenous and peasant communities in the US and Mexico. The presentation is open to those who are interested and made possible by support from Campus Life.
Jose Calderon is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.