San Luis, Arizona - In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the San Luis Library will host a screening of the 2014 biographical film César Chávez, starring Michael Peña and America Ferrera.
Tuesday, September 20th @ 5:00 p.m.
César Chávez (2014)
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, César Chávez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chávez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chávez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world. (PG-13)
After the film, view “In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez,” an exhibition produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Featuring 38 photographs paired with excerpts from his dynamic speeches, interviews and authoritative writings, “In His Own Words” documents the full course of Chávez’s remarkable career and examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to dedicate himself fully to improving the lives of American farm workers. The exhibit will be on display at the San Luis Library through October 18th.
The San Luis Library is located at 1075 N 6th Avenue in San Luis, Arizona. For more information, call (928) 627-8344.