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Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice
Opening Reception April 7

    Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice
    ¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz

    Exhibit dates: April 3 – May 26, 2019
    Opening Reception: April 7
    2:00 – 4:00PM

    Curator: Maria Gitin
    In Memory of Bob Fitch

    Bob Fitch Photography Archive, © Stanford University Libraries

    This visual art and history exhibit seeks to inspire, inform and develop greater interest in the nonpartisan democratic process. Monterey Bay residents who were active in the Civil Rights Movement of the1960s and Chicano voting rights movement will share their stories and perspectives through art, educational panels and documentary film.

    The exhibit features selections from Stanford University Libraries – Bob Fitch Archives and from Maria Gitin’s archives from their experience as young voting rights workers in the Deep South. Artifacts from Watsonville voting rights history and contemporary art that expresses the meaning of voting rights from a variety of perspectives will be displayed. Download info flier:  Tri-Fold Flier

    Thursday April 4, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM
    Voting Rights Films, Watsonville Film Festival
    SPLC Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot
    PBS Willie Velasquez: Your Vote is Your Voice
    275 Main Street
    Watsonville Civic Center, 4th Floor

    Thursday April 11, 2019 7:00-9:00 PM
    Watsonville Film Festival
    Film: Councilwoman
    275 Main Street
    Watsonville Civic Center, 4th Floor

    Sunday April 14th 2-3:30
    Maria Gitin Curator’s Talk
    Guided Tour in the Gallery

    Thursday April 18, 6-8 PM
    El Florecer De La Mujer

    275 Main Street
    Watsonville Civic Center, 4th Floor

    Latina leaders discuss their history of community organizing that led to Gomez v. City of Watsonville case.
    Moderator: Shirley Castillo, MSW
    Panelists: Cruz Gomez, Shirley Flores Munoz, Naomi Quinonez, Odelia Galvan Rodriguez, Rosie Murillo, Raquel Mariscal.

    Thursday  April 25, 6-8 PM 
    This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight
    275 Main Street
    Watsonville Civic Center, 4th Floor

    Maria Gitin will share historic images and stories
    from grassroots workers in the nonviolent army
    that risked their lives for voting rights.

    Saturday May 18th 2-4 PM
    Landmark Voting Rights Victory: Gomez V Watsonville

    275 Main Street
    Watsonville Civic Center, 4th Floor

    Moderator: Samuel Torres Jr., formerSanta Cruz County Counsel
    Panelists: Paule Cruz Takash, Anthropologist
    and Watsonville ChroniclerDaniel Dodge, MALDEF paralegal on Gomez v Watsonville, and former Mayor
    Karina Cervantez, former Mayor and UCSC
    Doctoral Candidate

    Exhibit Design by:
    Judy Stabile, Carol Walberg and Joshua Moreno
    Cultural & Exhibit Advisor:
    Ana Ventura-Phares,
    Samuel Torres Jr.

    This project was made possible with support
    from California Humanities, a non-profit partner
    of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit