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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Gloria Betancourt: Social Justice Hero Display

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We will be honoring Gloria Betancourt during Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebratory display at our Main Branch.

In September of 1985, Gloria Betancourt was one of the leaders of the historic Watsonville Cannery Strike where she marched alongside Cesar Chavez and Jesse Jackson. Along with other union women, she led the longest cannery strike in U.S. history without ever breaking their solidarity. She fought tirelessly for social justice and her contribution to our community will never be forgotten.

We will be honoring Gloria Betancourt during Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebratory display at our Main Branch on the second floor in the windows of our California Agricultural Workers History Center (CAWHC) through the month of October.


En septiembre de 1985, Gloria Betancourt fue una de las líderes de la histórica huelga de la fábrica de conservas de Watsonville, donde marchó junto a Cesar Chavez y Jesse Jackson. Junto con otras mujeres sindicalistas, encabezó la huelga de conservas más larga en la historia de los Estados Unidos sin romper su solidaridad. Ella luchó incansablemente por la justicia social y su contribución a nuestra comunidad nunca será olvidada.

Honraremos a Gloria Betancourt con una exhibición durante el Mes de la Herencia Latinx e Hispana en nuestra Biblioteca Principal en las ventanas de nuestro centro de California Agricultural Workers History.


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