Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, Salt of the Earth explores prejudice against Mexican American mine workers, who went on strike to attain wage parity with white workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. Directed by Herbert J. Biberman, 1954, 94 minutes.
Rudolfo A. Anaya (New Mexico, 1937) belongs to the first generation of Chicano writers who pioneered and charted one of the most vigorous and theoretically-grounded ethnic literatures in the United States.
For the 5th year in a row, KCRW partners with the Natural History Museum for First Fridays, LA's most unique and dynamic monthly music series. To celebrate NHM’s new permanent exhibition Becoming Los Angeles, FF goes in search of new, true, ever-evolving L.A. stories alongside cutting edge scientists with exciting discussions and live performances from fresh, innovative artists. Space is limited. For more information visit www.asicsula.org/museum.
The Chicana/o Latina/o Student Resource Center hopes you are ready to celebrate this year’s annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! Enjoy live bands and performances, arts and crafts, and light refreshments for sale by the center’s affiliated clubs and organizations. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican Army victory over the French Army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. So you don’t want to miss this authentic and alcohol-free celebration!
President William A. Covino will launch a week-long celebration with the official opening of the Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good, reaffirming his commitment to creating a “university of place” that works in partnership with the Los Angeles region.
Live entertainment and food trucks from across the city! Students should bring campus IDs and are encouraged to wear Cal State L.A. gear to show off school pride.