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Graduating “From the Fields”

With immigration reform a real possibility, this is a great time to see “From the Fields: An American Journey.”

The biopic tells the story of SJSU alumnus Damian Trujillo, who rose from the fields of Salinas Valley to graduate from San Jose State and build a career in broadcast journalism at a time when the networks were just beginning to hire Latinos.

You can view the film and hear from Trujillo, as well as filmmaker Carolyn Brown, 6 p.m. March 13 in Morris Dailey Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for general admission. The event will be hosted by the Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center.

“The duo will discuss Trujillo’s beginnings as a farmworker in Salinas Valley, also known as the salad bowl of the world, his college experience at SJSU, his professional experiences as a journalist, and his role as host and producer of ‘Comunidad Del Valle,’ the longest-running public affairs show in Northern California,” wrote CCCAC Department Manager Maribel Martinez.

Learn more about the film. Read more about Trujillo’s career at NBC. Purchase tickets.