CMASR to host event on legacy of alumna, labor organizer Emma Tenayuca

The Center for Mexican American Studies and Research (CMASAR) is hosting a 125th anniversary, online event on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., “The Legacy of Emma Tenayuca and the Future of Labor Activism.” 

Labor organizer Linda Chavez-Thompson and historian Gabriela Gonzalez will discuss the legacy of Tenayuca (OLLU MEd ’74), who led the famous Pecan Shellers strike of 1938. The strike resulted in increased wages for workers. Tenayuca also founded two International Ladies Garment Worker Unions. 

CMASR Director Aimee Villarreal, PhD, and Valerie Martinez, PhD, OLLU assistant professor of history, will host the event. To register, click here: The event may be viewed through the WebEx link after registration. The event password is CMASR. The event may also be viewed on the CMASR Facebook page: