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Uploaded on Oct 20, 2011
The iconography of the 1970s farmworker movement emphasized the importance of identifying workers as actual men and women: "I am somebody," declared one poster.
About Carlos Francisco Jackson, visual artist and writer: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Carlos attended the University of California, Davis where he received his bachelor of science in community and regional development and an MFA in painting, and was awarded the Robert Arneson Award for Excellence. He is currently an assistant professor in the Chicana/o Studies program at UC Davis and director of Taller Arte del Nuevo Amanecer, a community art center in Woodland, CA. He is the author of Chicana and Chicano Art: ProtestArte.
This talk is part of Session One: Meet for TEDxFruitvale, which was held on October 14, 2011 at Mills College in Oakland, CA. The conference's theme was Harvesting Change, and it focused on farmworkers, labor and other social justice movements, and fair labor practices in business. http://www.tedxfruitvale.org/
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