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indynewswire 7.25.08 Remembering the Struggle: the Watsonville Cannery Strike
by danielsan
Friday Jul 25th, 2008 11:56 AM
Carmina Eliason is the Curator of the multimedia exhibit Remembering the Struggle, which opens next week in Watsonville, showcasing art and history about the Watsonville Cannery Strike of 1985-87. 40 min. 13 sec., mono, MP3 format.
Carmina speaks about the strike itself, which put more than a thousand workers on the picket line for 18 months back in the mid-80's. She describes the end result as something like a tie, but talks about the lasting impact on the strike, where twenty years later there are still strong feelings on both sides. She also discusses the exhibit http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/06/25/18510945.php opening August 1st: it's roots, evolution and process, and ongoing gathering of materials in print, audio, video, and more to display and present at the Pajaro Valley Gallery and educate people about the strike and its impact.

She also discusses more events coming up in Watsonville, with attention to the cooperation between organizations paying tribute to the strikers while organizing listening sessions to document ongoing racism and south county's very first PRIDE: http://www.myspace.com/watsonvilleglbtpride

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Recordando la LuchaRemembering the StruggleSunday Jul 27th, 2008 12:06 PM