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Book Launch for Obreros Unidos by Jesus Salas
June 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm CDT
Taking inspiration from César Chávez, celebrated labor leader Jesus Salas and others led a historic march in 1966 from Wautoma to Madison to demand better conditions for Mexican American farm workers. These young labor leaders founded Obreros Unidos -“Workers United” – to continue the fight for fairness and respect, as well as to provide much-needed services to migrant families.
This memoir of a transnational movement details how their work went beyond the fields to have lasting impacts on representation in community organizations and access to education and services, empowering Chicano and Latino Americans for generations to come.
Jesus Salas cofounded Obreros Unidos and was the first Latino CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services. He taught bilingual courses at Milwaukee Area Technical College for two decades and was a lecturer at UW–Madison and UW–Milwaukee. Salas lives in Milwaukee, where he continues to be active in Latino community organizations.
Boswell Book Company will have books for sale at the event.
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