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WATSONVILLE—Panel Discussion: Landmark Voting Rights Victory: Gomez v Watsonville

May 18 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm

WATSONVILLE—Participant-witnesses and historians detail how the Gomez v. City of Watsonville case came about, how it was fought and won. The case challenged Watsonville’s district election system and ended at-large elections causing the creation of seven districts, which resulted in providing a stronger voice and increased voting power to Latinos. Panelists will discuss their personal experiences and historic perspectives including contemporary impacts. Moderator: Samuel Torres Jr., former Santa Cruz County Counsel Panelists: Paule Cruz Takash, Anthropologist and Watsonville Chronicler; Daniel Dodge, MALDEF paralegal on Gomez v. Watsonville and former Mayor; and Karina Cervantez, former Mayor and UCSC Doctoral Candidate

This is a free event, ADA accessible, with free parking.

This project is supported by a Humanities for All Quick Grant.

For more information, go to https://pvarts.org/articles/current-exhibit/ or contact Hedwig Heerschop, Exhibit Coordinator, 831-722-3062, Hedwig@pvarts.org or Maria Gitin, Curator at msgitin@mariagitin.com

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Date:
May 18
Time:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Website:
https://pvarts.org/articles/current-exhibit

Organizer

Pajaro Valley Arts
Phone:
831-722-3062
Email:
hedwig@pvarts.org
Website:
pvarts.org

Venue

Watsonville Civic Plaza
275 Main Street
Watsonville, CA 94076 United States
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