Free screening of Cesar Chavez (2014)
Dinner and a Movie, Cesar Chavez (2014), Tuesday, March 24
Potluck: 5:30 PM Film: 6:30 PM
Cesar Chavez (2014) is a biographical dramatization, directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Pena. It tells the story of Cesar Chavez’s life and the birth of the farm labor movement. We see Cesar struggle to gain respect for farm workers and to gain their civil rights, better working conditions and adequate pay. We see Cesar torn between his overwhelming work and his duties for his family. In his soft, but outspoken speech, committed to nonviolence we see him bring diverse people together to stand up to oppression and act for justice.
Discussion follows led by Helen Hernandez, one of many grape pickers who participated in the 1965 Grape Strike. She worked with Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta for many years before moving to Santa Paula.
Sponsored by the Social Concerns Action Committee
of the Universalist Unitarian Church of Santa Paula
740 E. Main St, Santa Paula