Matt’s Popular Lecture’s And Interviews

Western Labor and Working Class History

History professors talked about how they became interested in labor and working class history and how best to bring that…



Labor Movement in California

Professor Matthew Garcia talked about the history of the labor movement in California. He is the author of the book, A World of…


1965 Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act

Panelists talked about the history of the 1965 Hart-Celler Act, which changed U.S. immigration policy from a quota system to one…



Farm Worker Movement

Dolores Huerta delivered remarks on the history of the Farm Workers Movement. Following her remarks, panelists talked about the…


KCRW’s Good Food

Matt Garcia is the author of From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement.



NPR’s Tell Me More,

50 Years on, Reconsidering Cesar Chavez


Saturday Morning with Joy Keys

From the Jaws of Victory


“Race, Immigration Reform and the 2008 Presidential Election”


WBUR’s Here & Now

Biracial America


KPCC’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle

Immigrant Labor and the Making of Greater Los Angeles



The Bracero History Archive

The Bracero History Archive collects and makes available the oral histories and artifacts pertaining to the Bracero program, a guest worker initiative that spanned the years 1942-1964. Millions of Mexican agricultural workers crossed the border under the program to work in more than half of the states in America.

Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity

Educating Change: Latina Activism and the Struggle for Educational Equity remembers the victorious struggle for bilingual education and educational equity for Mexican Americans. Parents, teachers, and youth dared to challenge child abuse and educational neglect in their schools.

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