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 Victor Aleman lives in California. He is multi-media artist founder of and

Joseph A. Blum is a photographer who concentrates on documenting people at work by getting as close to the work as possible. Blum attempts to not only honor the labor, but make the processes accessible to a wider public.

Terence Cannon was a SNCC Field Secretary, editor of “THE MOVEMENT” and anti-war leader in the Sixties, a journalist in the Seventies, a college teacher in the Eighties, and a fiction writer ever since. He lives in Santa Monica.

LeRoy Chatfield, publisher of Syndic No.1, lives in Sacramento CA. In recent years he has published “Farmworker Movement Documentation Project”(; “Easy Essays” & “Dialogue” (

Richard Baldwin Cook lives in Baltimore County, MD and can be reached at

Don Edwards lives in Ajijic, Mexico on Lake Chapala near Guadalajara. He writes fiction, some published monthly for the Chapala Review.

Ed Frankel teaches at UCLA and Antioch University Los Angeles. His poetry has appeared in a number of journals and his books are available on Amazon or his website,

Rafael Jesús González, Prof. Emeritus of Creative Writing & Literature, Laney College, Oakland where he founded the Mexican & Latin American Studies Dept., Poet in residence at Oakland Museum of California and Oakland Public Library on award from Poets & Writers 1996, he has thrice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was honored by the National Council of Teachers of English for his writing 2003. Widely published, his La musa lunática/The Lunatic Muse was published in 2009.

Carlos LeGerrette former assistant to Cesar Chavez, is the architect of the rapidly growing Cesar Chavez Service Clubs, a youth leadership development organization inspiring young kids to believe in themselves and to know that they can make a difference. He and his wife of forty-four years, Linda, have a daughter, Tonantzin, and two grandchildren, Natalie and Joe-Carlos, and reside in San Diego with their two dogs, Maggie and YoYo.

Deborah Miller, community organizer and poet, lives in Modesto, CA. Her essay was first published in the Farmworker Movement Documentation Project.

Bruce C. Mitchell – dancing with time in Mendocino and Seattle

Robert O’Connell lives and works and makes photographs in and around his home in Mendocino County, California

Gilbert Ortiz lives in Los Angeles, Calif. He works as a freelance photographer and consults on various art projects.

Nicholas Pavloff grew up in Northern California exposed to the western landscape. He was inspired by the photographs of Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Edward and Brett Weston and the films of John Ford.

Artist Susan Due Pearcy lives and works out of Barnesville, MD. Her work is in numerous private and public collections throughout the country and abroad.

Dennis Renault grew up on a ranch in Monterey County where he attended Salinas High and developed an interest in cartooning, receiving encouragement from Gus Arriola (creator of “Gordo”), Eldon Deini (New Yorker and Playboy Magazines) and Hank Ketcham (“Dennis the Menace”). Following graduation from UCLA, his freelance magazine work appeared in Frontier Magazine, Saturday Evening Post, Look and many other periodicals before he was hired in 1971 as McClatchy Newspapers’ political cartoonist in Sacramento, CA, where he drew five cartoons a week until retirement in 1997.

Terry Scott lives in Hermosa Beach, California. Her current passions are photography, songwriting, and traveling.

Paul Siqueira was a Chicago-based photojournalist and free lance documentarian for more than twenty years – late 60s to early 90s. Now retired in Pioneer in his home state of California, Paul is publishing his extensive portfolio to make it accessible to the interested public.

Rick Tejada-Flores grew up in Southern California and went to school at the San Francisco Art Institute. He makes documentary films on art, history and society.

Bob Thompson is an Art and Design student at Sacramento City College and enjoys every day that he can work at sharpening his edge. He previously worked as a community organizer, union organizer, and labor lawyer.

Andy Zermeno, a graduate of the Los Angeles Art Center College of Design, has been a graphic artist for more than fifty years and worked many years as a project engineer for Hughes Aircraft. Zermeno resides in Tarzana with his wife, Anita, the proud father of Claire, Andrea and Gregory.


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