The Crusades of Cesar Chavez
Recommended in starred reviews and hailed by experts in the field, “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez” is the first comprehensive biography of the most significant Latino leader in recent American history. Rigorously researched and riveting in its dramatic arc, this is a searching, empathetic portrayal of a leader whose legacy and lessons have never been more relevant than today.
“The definitive story of this charismatic farm worker and controversial visionary leader whose courage and near-genius as an organizer invigorated the stormy history of American labor.” – Peter Matthiessen, author “Cesar Chavez and the New American Revolution,” a brilliant portrait of Chavez’s movement in its early years.
Visit Crusades of Cesar Chavez for more information about the book, links to additional resources, and a great visual guide to the history, with a dozen rarely-seen photographs.
The paperback version of “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez” is out and I’m heading your way at the end of the month, so I wanted to send a quick note with details on a few events. Some of you already know about these or have seen this on Facebook, but here’s the short version all in one place. It would be great to see anyone who can make it, and if you know of others who might be interested in the subject, please pass along the info.
Thanks so much, and hope to see some of you soon.
Upcoming events on The Crusades of Cesar Chavez
March 31, 2015 – 92nd Street Y, noon - link here
April 1, 2015 - at the new very cool Book Culture in my old nabe, on
Columbus Ave., in conversation with the great writer and teacher, Sam
Freedman. 7pm Details here: http://www.bookculture.com/event/columbus-miriam-pawels-crusades-cesar-chavez
April 6, 2015 – at Skidmore College, Emerson Auditorium in Palamountain Hall, 6 PM
April 7, 2015 – in Troy at the Sanctuary for Independent Media, 7 PM
Info here: http://www.mediasanctuary.org/spring2015
more 2015 events TBA
March 25 – Book launch at the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas – 5:30 PM, reception; 6 PM, Miriam Pawel in conversation with Eric Brazil - link here
April 1, 2014 – Los Angeles Public Library, 7:15 PM, ALOUD panel with Luis Valdez - link here
April 4, 2014 - Texas Union, University of Texas, Austin, 12 PM: “Cesar Chavez, the man, the myths, and the legacy.” - link here
April 5, 2014 – San Antonio Book Festival - link here
April 8, 2014 – Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ, 7 PM- link here
April 12, 2014 – Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, on the campus of USC - link to full schedule
- 10:30 AM – In conversation with Steve Lopez and Eliseo Medina, Bovard Auditorium
- 12:30 PM – Panel on biography, Hancock Foundation room
April 17, 2014 – Politics & Prose, Washington DC, 7 PM - link here
April 22, 2014 – Powell’s Books, Portland, 7:30 PM - link here
April 24, 2014 – University Bookstore, Seattle, 7 PM - link here
May 6, 2014 – Burbank Library
May 7, 2014 – UC Center, Sacramento, noon
May 28, 2014 – Glendale Library
Sept. 16, 2014 – Santa Monica College, 11:15 AM -link here
Sept. 18, 2014 – Pacoima Library, 6:30 PM -link here
Oct 7, 2014 – University of Chicago, Katz Center, Social Science Research, Room 224, Noon
Oct 7, 2014 – Newberry Library, Chicago, 6 PM - link here
Oct 8, 2014 – Northwestern University, Hagstrum Room, University Hall 201, Noon
Oct 9, 2014 – University of Chicago at Illinois, UIC Latino Culture Center, Lecture Center B2 1 PM
Oct 14, 2014 – Pomona College, Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, 11 AM
Oct 25-26, 2014 – Texas Book Festival, Austin
Nov 7, 2014 – Commonwealth Club of California, Noon - link here