Video: DC celebrates the life, work & influence of Cesar Chavez with special screening of upcoming film



LatinaLista — Cesar Chavez’s life has become legend among generations of Latinos who have grown up learning about his courage in standing up for farm workers’ rights. This month, March 28, his life also becomes a full-length movie.

In honor of Chavez’s life and the film, a special discussion and screening was hosted in Washington DC with over 250 familiar celebrities, politicians, representatives from Chavez’s United Farm Workers of America and old friends of the Latino Civil Rights leader.

The discussion focused on how Chavez’s action impacted the Latino and farmworker communities. The program closed with a few words from Cesar Chavez director, Diego Luna, and actress, America Ferrera, who emphasized the importance of sharing Chavez’s message and story with future generations.