"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
HAYWARD-Join a series of community conversations about how Hayward histories shape our lives today. Each conversation will feature individuals who made history through sustained local action and community work.
1970s Hayward saw a flourishing of youth movements to end injustices and create caring communities through understanding. The Country Press Collective and Barrio Expressions, original to Hayward, reveal the lives and interests of diverse groups, including LGBTQ and Chicano/a youth, on their own terms and in their own spaces. The Country Press and Barrio Expressions created belonging through culture and political action. They make visible the ways Hayward’s young people cared for each other and gave voice to their ideas and identities.
Community Panel: Country Press and Barrio Expressions:
Young People Build Community and Identity in the Bay Area, 1970-1985
Friday, October 6, 2023, 3:00-4:30pm
Fremont Bank Room at the Hayward Public Library
888 C Street, Hayward, CA 94541
Light refreshments will be served. This series is free to the public. Parking in city lots next to the library is free of charge.
For more information, go to haywardhistory.org or contact Dr. Bridget Ford, 510-885-3207, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image: Hayward Public Library by Elisa Buitrago, The Pioneer.
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.