In Bakersfield over the past weekend, the United Farm Workers Union celebrated its 50th anniversary with cries of "Viva Chavez!" and Sí se puede!" We get an update on the UFW from KCRW's Saul Gonzalez, who was in Bakersfield over the weekend for the 50th anniversary celebration, and from Miriam Pawel, who's written about the UFW for the past seven years, first at the LA Times, then as author of The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle in Cesar Chavez's Farm Worker Movement. She's currently working on a biography of Cesar Chavez.
The UFW: 50 Years Later
- Miriam Pawel - author, journalist, and historian - @miriampawel
- Saul Gonzalez - Reporter; host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW