What Activists and Scholars are Saying:
"A stirring account of how the UFW transformed people's lives, instilling a lifetime commitment to social justice." Randy Shaw shows how the spirit, strategies, and tactics of the UFW in its heyday still strengthen the U.S. labor movement, build Latino political power, and infuse a growing national campaign for immigrant rights."
-Eliseo Medina, former member UFW Executive Board, now Executive Vice President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
"A fascinating, invaluable study, "
-Mike Davis, author of In Praise of Barbarians
"An important, stunningly original, and forcefully argued book."
-Ruth Milkman, Director of the UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations and author of L.A Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement.
Obama says "Yes We Can" (SI SE PUEDE):
Read in this book how the SI SE PUEDE spirit of the 1960's became the rallying cry of Obama's 2008 campaign.
YouTube video of Randy Shaw's San Francisco book launch
"Beyond the Fields is a useful resource for anyone interested in organizing, activism, or social movements -- whether because the Obama campaign has made these things freshly relevant or due to a longer-standing interest."
Read the full Daily Kos Review of Beyond the Fields.
"If the Documentation Project could enforce a required reading list, "BEYOND THE FIELDS: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century" by Randy Shaw (University of California Press, 2008) would
top the list. For former UFW Volunteers, whether their service was one month, one year, or a decade, Randy Shaw's book is a MUST READ."
-LeRoy Chatfield, Farmworkers Documentation Project