Join Beyond Chron’s Randy Shaw Tonight at Modern Times Bookstore

by Randy Shaw on July 13, 2009

Beyond Chron editor Randy Shaw discusses his new book, Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century, tonight at 7pm at Modern Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia Street, in San Francisco’s Mission District. Shaw will discuss how the roots of the Obama campaign can be traced to the UFW’s electoral model, how UFW alumni shaped the immigrant rights movement, and why the UFW became the era’s leading training ground for young activists, particularly women and Latinos. He will also describe the UFW’s impact on current struggles, including SEIU’s battle against UNITE HERE. Modern Times has long been San Francisco’s leading progressive bookstore, and needs our support more than ever during these tough economic times. The event is free to the public.

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