Humanities Hall

A Trip to the Autry

Professor Ana Rosas organizes UCI Illuminations event bringing 42 UCI Undergraduates to the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.

On January 18, 2020, University of California, Irvine undergraduates visited the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles for a ‘history scavenger hunt’ and film screening of the classic 1954 movie "Salt of the Earth" as part of the Autry’s "What is a Western?" Film Series. This collaboration was organized by Dr. Ana Elizabeth Rosas, Associate Professor of Chicano-Latino Studies and History, and was meant to inspire students to reflect on the daring leadership of Mexican American women and their families in struggles for social justice and labor rights in the United States. Forty-two UCI undergraduates participated in the event, and the film was attended by 172 people, a major success for the museum  The collaboration between UCI and the Autry was made possible with financial support from UCI Illuminations, Borders and Belonging, School of Social Sciences, and Departments of Chicano-Latino Studies and History.