[Freedom archives news] Lupe Briseno and the Kitayama Carnation Strike - a new film from the Freedom Archives

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  Lupe Briseno and the Kitayama Carnation Strike

February 7, 2019


We’re excited to release a short video we put together focused on Lupe 
Briseno and her leadership around efforts to unionize Chicana carnation 
workers in the late 1960s in Brighton, Colorado. Lupe was the catalyst 
for an eight-month strike with the backing of the National Floral 
Workers Organization (NFWO). They demanded better wages, benefits and 
working conditions. Although less known than the farm-worker struggles 
of the same period, this important piece of Chican@ history illustrates 
the importance of Chicana leadership in workplace struggles for dignity 
and justice. Watch the video and keep an eye out for additional teaching 
tools connected to Symbols of Resistance and the Chican@ Movement.


ps. Continued appreciation to the Symbols of Resistance film crew for 
their tireless work and commitment.

View the film *HERE <https://vimeo.com/315250649>*.

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