The Center for Latin@ Studies will be hosting Eduardo Chavez, grandson to civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, as he premieres his film, Hailing Cesar. The film will be screened on Monday, March 12th from 4:00pm to 6:30pm in the University Center room 202C and the film will be followed by a director talk back.
Eduardo Chavez embarks on a journey to connect with his grandfather’s legacy. He begins work as a farm-worker, picking grapes in the field, like his father and grandfather before him, and learn first-hand the kind of work that goes into putting fruits and vegetables on peoples’ plates. Through his personal journey, as he reconnects with his family’s legacy, we learn about Cesar Chavez’ plight to create equality for farm workers as well as the current conditions that they face in the fields and back at home.
For more information, please contact the Center for Latin@ Studies at 231-591-2470.