Join Diego Luna and America Ferrera via live streaming
CHCI and UFW to Host Historic Discussion on Life and Work of Cesar Chavez on Capitol Hill
Google to host live web stream featuring Cesar Chavez’s director Diego Luna and actress America Ferrera and members of Congress, cabinet secretary, labor leaders, February 4
WHAT: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) will host a historic discussion focused on the life and work of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. The discussion will precede an exclusive advance screening of Pantelion Films’ upcoming biopic Cesar Chavez (in theaters on March 28) and will feature several prominent figures addressing the legacy and historical impact Cesar Chavez has made in this country more than 50 years after the founding on the UFW. The event will be presented live by Google via web stream and will also highlight the campaign to have President Obama declare a National Day of Service in honor of Cesar Chavez.
WHO: Diego Luna, Director, Cesar Chavez, America Ferrera, Actress, Cesar Chavez, Hon. Rubén Hinojosa, CHCI Chair, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, Hon. Thomas Perez, Secretary of Labor, Paul F. Chavez, President & Chairman, Cesar Chavez Foundation and Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers of America
WHEN: Tuesday, February 4
7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center at First St SE Washington, DC 20515
About Cesar Chavez
The groundbreaking Cesar Chavez film chronicles the birth of a modern American movement and tells the story of the life of the iconic American labor leader and cofounder of the United Farm Workers, and the movement to humanize and provide equality to farm workers in the 1960s. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force are honorary co-hosts of this event.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c) (3) organization provides leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging leaders. The CHCI Board of Directors is comprised of Hispanic Members of Congress, nonprofit, union and corporate leaders. For more information call CHCI at (202) 543-1771, visit www.chci.org, or join us on Facebook, Twitter (chci) and LinkedIn.