Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program at Steinbeck Center
- When: Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Where: National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
- Categories: Film, Lectures
"Harvest of Loneliness" screens at the Steinbeck Center to showcase the plight of the migrant farmworker during the mid-20th century. Filmmakers Vivian Price and Gil González highlight the effects of what is known as the Bracero Program, which brought workers in to do hard manual farming labor, and how it changed their lives and that of their families which they left behind in the rural villages of Mexico. This film has screened at UCLA, UC Berkeley, Cornell University, and is making its stop in the Salinas room of the Steinbeck Center. Donations are appreciated, but the screening is free to the public. Gonzales and Price will speak before and after the film, and men from the Bracero Program will also be in attendance. Come early for a good seat prior to the program, which begins at 7pm. [GS]
7pm Tue, National Steinbeck Center. 1 Main St., Salinas. Free. 775-4721, www.steinbeck.org. www.harvestofloneliness.com