Join us for a fascinating conversation with labor organizer and activist Alicia Sanchez and Museum Associate Director and History Curator, Eric Stanley. Sanchez will be speaking about her experiences as a lifelong advocate for human rights and what inspired her to follow this path. She will also be answering questions from the audience. Sanchez is currently featured in the “From Suffrage to #MeToo: Groundbreaking Women in Sonoma County” exhibition.
The daughter of farm workers, Alicia Sanchez was born in in El Paso, Texas and later moved to Sonoma County with her family. Following graduation from Santa Rosa High School, she attended the University of Colorado, earning a degree in Political Science, and then went on to UC Hastings College of Law. Following law school, she went to work for United Farm Workers for Cesar Chavez, representing fired workers before the Labor Relations Board.
As a labor organizer, Sanchez orchestrated successful union campaigns at several hotels in the county and helped shape the Workers’ Center on Corby Avenue in Santa Rosa, a clearinghouse for workers and their families. She also helped found a countywide women’s group, Mujeres Unidas, aimed at addressing Latina issues. She has played many roles over the years at KBBF, a bilingual radio station, and is currently the president of the board. Through her work, Sanchez has helped build a loose-knit system of support for Latino immigrant workers in California and Sonoma County. Her passionate advocacy now plays out over the airwaves, at events, and at protests.
Pre-registration for this free virtual program is required.
Registration is limited. To ensure an enjoyable viewing experience for all, we ask that microphones remain muted and questions be asked in the chat section only.
For assistance in registering, or for to submit questions for Alicia in advance,
please contact Jon Del Buono, email@example.com.
This program was made possible with support from the California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit https://calhum.org/.