Moorpark College is proud to announce the exhibition of “Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo.” Corralejo is a civil rights activist, photographer, philanthropist and author. The free exhibition is open to students and the community in the Moorpark College Art Gallery. This event is part of the campuswide Latinx Heritage Month Celebration.
Corralejo fought tirelessly alongside labor leaders and political activists César Chávez and Dolores Huerta to establish suitable working conditions and fair treatment for farmworkers. Corralejo assisted with the recruitment and construction of Agbayani Village, a retirement community for elderly Filipino farmworkers in Delano, Calif.
For over 50 years, he has advocated for laborers everywhere by serving on community and business boards and working with state and federal legislators. “Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo” was originally organized by the Museum of Ventura County and curated by Anna Bermudez with promotional support generously provided by Lazer Broadcasting.
“This exhibition provides an in-depth view into the life’s work of the dedicated activist Jorge Corralejo. Through his photos and personal materials, we are transported back in time to witness the struggles of farmworkers throughout Ventura County, particularly the rise of the United Farm Workers in the 1970s, the strike at the Mel Finerman Farms in Oxnard and the Egg City strike in Moorpark,” said Erika Lizée, art department chair and gallery director at Moorpark College.
“This exhibit demonstrates how Jorge Corralejo and others have been actively fighting for social justice and equitable treatment in Ventura County and beyond.”
The “Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo” exhibition is on display in the Administration Building at Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark. The Art Gallery is located in the Administration Building and is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.
The exhibition and all Latinx Heritage Month activities on the campus run through Oct. 15. For a full list of Latinx Heritage Month activities, visit MoorparkCollege.edu/Latinx.
For additional information about “Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo” or the Moorpark College Art Gallery, contact Lizée at (805) 553-4170 or email@example.com.