Oct. 14: Farm workers’ movement brought to life at WSU

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

actress-webPULLMAN, Wash. – One woman’s fight to see her family freed from poverty will be presented by Living Voices in “La Causa,” by Rachel Atkins, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre at Washington State University.

This personal story of the farm workers’ movement is presented by WSU Performing Arts (http://performingarts.wsu.edu). It is recommended for ages 10 to adult.

Tickets cost $10 adults, $8 seniors (60+) and $5 non-WSU students and youth. WSU student tickets are free and available in advance only at the Beasley Coliseum ticket office with valid WSU ID. A discount on adult/senior ticket prices is available for groups of eight or more.

La-Causa-webReserved seating tickets are available at TicketsWest outlets, including online at http://TicketsWest.com, by phone at 800-325-SEAT (7328) and in person at Beasley Coliseum (open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday) and the Lewiston Rosauers. Same-day tickets will be available at the Daggy Hall box office beginning two hours before the performance.

Through Marta Hernandez, the daughter of Mexican American migrant workers, and her life-changing involvement in the farm workers’ movement led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s and ’70s, this one-woman, multimedia show tells the story of agricultural laborers who battled racism and fought for civil rights and decent working conditions.

It is presented in observation of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, and is part of WSU’s common reading program.

Living Voices (http://livingvoices.org/) is a nationally touring educational theater bringing history to life through performance, video and personal discussion.


Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts, 509-335-8522, gsiegel@wsu.edu