The DDCE is hosting a screening of the documentary ‘Hailing Cesar’ followed by a Q&A session with Eduardo Chavez, filmmaker, storyteller and grandson of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez and Cuban revolutionary Max Lesnik. Free and open to the public, the event is happening on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 4 p.m. in the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center (WCP Auditorium, 1.402). Go here to RSVP.
Eduardo’s personal experiences with politics and activism influenced the creation of his 2018 documentary “Hailing Cesar,” which delves into the life of the iconic labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. The film takes us on an exploration of Cesar Chavez’s tireless fight for the rights of farmworkers and his unyielding commitment to social justice. Through powerful storytelling and cinematography, “Hailing Cesar” pays homage to a remarkable historical figure and serves as an inspiration for future generations. Eduardo’s goal is to share Cesar’s message with a new generation. This film is Eduardo’s first step in honoring his legacy.
This event has been made possible by our sponsors:
Latino Studies, Department of Mexican & Latina/o Studies; Latino Research Institute, Center for Mexican American Studies; Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies; Hispanic Serving Institution Steering Committee; and the Hispanic Faculty Staff Association.