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Learn About Farmworker Life in "Living Under the Trees" Exhibit Beginning Sept. 4

August 22, 2007

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts at UC Merced
Presents “Living Under the Trees,” a photo documentary exhibition
and associated events.

David Bacon has documented the lives of Mexican indigenous
farmworkers in California, and his photo documentary, “Living Under
the Trees,” will be on display form Sept. 4 through Oct. 22 on the
second floor of the Kolligian Library at UC Merced.

People can learn more about the lives of indigenous people from
Oaxaca who work in California’s fields and make this state their
home. Despite often harsh working and living conditions, their
dignity, determination, and rich culture is apparent in these photographs.

There will be an opening reception with artist and
photojournalist David Bacon, a community panel and a cultural
performance by Grupo Folklórico Cultura Se’e Savi beginning at
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, in The Lantern, in the ground floor of
the library at UC Merced.

Also planned: A workshop entitled “Experience Oaxaca,” beginning
at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the California Room in the
dining/housing complex on campus.

Participants will learn more about Oaxaca, Mexico, through
presentations about its people, culture and society. Topics will
include the conditions in Oaxaca that influence decisions to
migrate and the experience of indigenous Oaxacans in California.

All events and the exhibition are free and open to the public.
For more information, call (209) 228-4444.