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Familias Unidas: Tributo a la Lucha de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin 1960s -1970s

Familias Unidas: Tributo a la Lucha de los trabajadores migrantes en Wisconsin 1960s -1970s

United Families: Tribute to the Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin

In the 1960s and 1970s, Chicano/a and Latinx migrant farmworkers and other community members organized to improve working conditions, housing, and social services, challenge discrimination in hiring practices and advance bilingual programs and greater access to education. Known as the Farm Workers Movement, it continues to be consequential to the Hispanic community and the nation at large today.

The Grohmann Museum and Latino Arts, Inc. are pleased to present this joint exhibit. Family, Activism, and Education will serve as a focal lens to reflect on the drive behind the actions taken by underserved people and allies to assert the value of their work, their right to a better quality of life, and greater access to education. While the Farm Workers Movement was a national movement, this exhibit focuses on the activism in Wisconsin, on the people that stood tall against discrimination and exploitation, and fought for a better future for workers, families, and students in our state.

The exhibit features generous contributions by local leaders and organizations that were at the forefront of the movement. We are ever so grateful for their willingness to share personal items and their wisdom and testimony, allowing us to learn about this ever-present past and to continue to grow a more equitable community for all.

Open Gallery Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Interested in bringing a group for a Gallery Tour? Click here to complete our interest form.

Virtual Gallery Space

Missed the exhibit in person? Check out our virtual interactive gallery space!


Cafe con Arte:
April 20, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. (English)
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. (Español)

For this exhibit, we are excited to offer our Cafe con Arte event in both English and Spanish! We look forward to seeing you at one, or both tours!

This exhibit was supported in part by a grants from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Thank you to all of our sponsors.