San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Harvest/La Cosecha
A Story of the Children Who Feed America
Every year more than 400,000 American children are torn away from their friends, schools, and homes to pick food we all eat. As migrant farm workers Zulema, Perla, and Victor sacrifice their own childhoods to help their families survive. The Harvest/La Cosecha profiles these children as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas’ onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida’s tomato fields to follow the harvest.
Join the conversation with guest speaker: David Damian Figueroa, Vice President of MALDEF, former child laborer and community activist.
This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited, on a first-come basis.
When & Where
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes (LA Plaza) opened to the public in 2011 as a museum and cultural center that tells the story of the founding of Los Angeles in 1781, and celebrates the enduring contributions of Mexicans and Mexican Americans to the cultural development of Southern California. LA Plaza’s interactive historical exhibits, public events and educational programs invite visitors to explore, as well as contribute to, the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond. Located near the site where Los Angeles was first settled, LA Plaza’s 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and newly renovated buildings surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public garden space.
LA Plaza is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID#75-3059288
LA Plaza is an official project of Los Angeles County and a Smithsonian Affiliate