Luis Valdez looking over the leaflet that announced the formation of El Teatro Campesino. Photo courtesy of Donna Silva (DLynn Photography).

El Teatro Campesino: Fifty Years and Counting

El Teatro Campesino was established in 1965 during the Delano Grape Strike. Fifty years later, its founder, Luis Valdez, continues creating thought-provoking productions and nurturing talent from the theater company's playhouse in San Juan Bautista

Hollister's First Christian Church. Courtesy of Megan Havens.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 8)

This is the conclusion to the a multi-part series on the life of Reverend David W. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church.

Reverend David W. Havens and his wife Lani. Courtesy of Rev. Havens.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 5)

In 1966, Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, joined Cesar Chavez on a historic march to Sacramento. Disillusioned with the union's direction, Rev. Havens left for a future full of personal and professional changes.

Definition of a Strikebreaker (in both Spanish and English). Courtesy of UFW Collections, Walter P. Reuther Library.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 4)

In 1965 Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, joined Cesar Chavez's National Farm Workers Association. Rev. Havens was the first of many arrested during the Grape Strike. His crime--reading Definition of a Strikebreaker.

Local men who participated in the 1965 Selma March.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 3)

In 1963 Rev. Havens left Hollister for the Central Valley, where he served in the California Migrant Ministry and learned the valuable lessons of community organizing.

Parsonage of Hollister's First Christian Church. Courtesy of Megan Havens.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 2)

Minister of Hollister's First Christian Church served the area's farm workers