For our August meeting, we’ll be at Artist Art in Benton Park West which is a new woman and black-owned business on Cherokee Street.
We’ll be discussing a couple chapters from the book, “Radicals in the Barrio: Magonistas, Socialists, Wobblies, and Communists in the Mexican-American Working Class” by Justin Akers Chacón.
“Radicals in the Barrio” uncovers a long and rich history of political radicalism within the Mexican and Chicano working class in the United States. Chacón clearly and sympathetically documents the ways that migratory workers carried with them radical political ideologies, new organizational models, and shared class experience, as they crossed the border into southwestern barrios during the first three decades of the twentieth-century.
Please send your email for copies of our reading before the meeting. You can contact Alicia Hernandez, aliciahernandez1520 [at] gmail.com.