On Tuesday, September 19, Eduardo Chavez came to UT Austin to discuss his new film “Hailing Cesar,” which delves into the life of his grandfather, Cesar Chavez, and also his family history.
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.
Here are a few photo highlights from the event hosted by the DDCE. Go to our Flickr album to find more photos.
Student leaders gather for a group shot with Eduardo Chavez before the film screening. From left: Larissa Costa Dos Santos, Vallery Valle, Eduardo Chavez, Kelly Solis and Kennedi Houston.
After viewing the film screening, Reyna Flores, a College of Education doctoral student, led a discussion with Eduardo. During the conversation, he shared his experiences documenting his grandfather’s advocacy work.
Attendees asked questions and shared takeaways during the Q&A.
Attendees gathered after the event to meet with Eduardo and take photos.
A big thanks to our sponsors for making this event possible!
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.