Cal Humanities

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Hermanas Hermosas: Celebrating Stories of Farmworker Women

OXNARD– Join us for an evening celebrating the storytellers who participated in recent workshops funded by a California Humanities Community Stories grant and Beacon Reader, and in launching our new web page dedicated to farmworker women. This free public event features stories in English and in Spanish, as well as music, food, and commentary by the farmworker women whose labor puts food on our tables.

Café on A Street is ADA accessible, and there is ample parking in lots behind and next to the venue.

Event took place on May 21, 2016

For more information contact is a storytelling platform that bears witness
to the Latina experience, strengthens inter-generational ties,
and empowers Latinas to become the authors of their own stories.

Mi historia means my history; it also means my story. Marginalized and silenced by economic insecurity, racism, gender norms, trauma, language and legal status, we Latinas have faced challenges with strength, resilience, beauty, dignity, ingenuity, creativity—and stories. Our stories foster community, build support for social justice struggles, and are a part of history.

The idea for MiHistoria was born in 2010 with the Chicana/Latina Foundation’s The Power of Storytellingworkshop. Along the magnificent northern California coast with its windy beaches and rugged pines, we convened a small circle of artists, activists, students and scholars to listen and to speak. Every story written and spoken evoked healing, inspiration and action. Each one mattered. We sensed the vast potential of untold stories and the transformative power of sharing them. The story circle became and has been growing ever since.

Your story matters. Will you share it with us?

This project was supported by California Humanities through a Community Stories Grant. To learn more about past grants, visit our webpage here. To learn about current grant opportunities, visit our webpage here.