Place Matters: The United Farm Workers Movement in Salinas, California - Carol Lynn McKibben in Conversation with Marshall Ganz
American Studies Program
Bill Lane Center for the American West
Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
El Centro Chicano y Latino
Haas Center for Public Service
Marshall Ganz will share his perspective about the goals, strategies, and memories of the UFW and his experiences in Salinas in the 1970s. Carol Lynn McKibben will present the way the movement is remembered by Salinas's residents from various perspectives and discuss its short- and long-term impact on the city and its residents through readings from her book, SALINAS: A History of Race and Resilience in an Agricultural City.
Dr. Carol Lynn McKibben is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. She has taught for the Department of History and Urban Studies at Stanford University since 2006, and is an Affiliate Lecturer with the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Her latest book, Salinas: A History of Race and Resilience in an Agricultural City was released by Stanford University Press in January 2022.
Dr. Marshall Ganz is the Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing and Civil Society at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the 2022 Haas Center Distinguished Visitor at Stanford. A pioneering scholar and practitioner in the field of community organizing, as a young man he spent 16 years with the United Farm Workers. His most recent book, Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership,Organization and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement earned the Michael J. Harrington Book Award of the American Political Science Association.