“History of PCUN, Oregon’s Largest Latino Organization”

Presented by Larry Kleinman and Ramon Ramirez

History Pub Monday at Kennedy School

  • 7 p.m. |
  • Free |
  • All ages welcome

About “History of PCUN, Oregon’s Largest Latino Organization”


Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Norestre (Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United) was founded on April 29, 1985, by eighty farmworkers and is today located in the state's agricultural hub of Woodburn, Oregon. Since its founding, PCUN has registered more than 6,000 members, founded a radio station, run campaigns to support a wide variety of workers' rights, joined leadership of national immigration reform efforts, and founded CAPECES, a leadership institute. 

This History Pub program will commemorate the organization's twenty-ninth anniversary with first-person accounts from co-founders Larry Kleinman, who will discuss the organization's history, and Ramon Ramirez, who will speak about the state of the current farmworker movement in Oregon. 

Current PCUN leader Jaime Arrendondo and farmworker Carmen Gonzales will attend to answer questions on the impact of PCUN. Many of PCUN's archival materials are now held by the University of Oregon Special Collections, and Head of Special Collections & University Archives James Fox will also be in attendance to answer questions and display some of the collection. 

About History Pub Monday at Kennedy School


Join us for beer and history, sponsored by the Oregon Historical Society, Holy Names Heritage Center and McMenamins, in which you'll hear lively local or regional history while you enjoy a frosty pint or two of handcrafted ale.

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