Book Talk: Justin Akers Chacón presents "Radicals in the Barrio"
Join us when Justin Akers Chacón, professor of Chicano and Chicana studies at San Diego City College, presents his new book Radicals in the Barrio: Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class (Haymarket Books, 2018), a comprehensive study of the long and rich history of political radicalism within the Mexican and Chicano working class in the United States. Chacón documents the ways in which migratory workers brought their radical political ideologies, new organizational models, and a shared class experience with them when they crossed the border into the United States in the early twentieth century. In this talk, Chacón will focus on the contributions of Mexican radicals in Los Angeles and current organizing among immigrant workers in Southern California.
This event is hosted by the Department of History and co-sponsored by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, and the CSRC.
This event is free.