Wednesday, April 29, 2015

"Cesar's Last Fast" Documentary Screening Monday

Beyond the Classroom presents "Cesar's Last Fast"
Monday, May 04, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 

Cesar's Last Fast is a documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez's struggle for the humane treatment of America's farm workers, and the impact Chavez's legacy has on today's generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights. The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez's 1988 "Fast for Life," a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers. The story of this water-only fast is the film's dramatic arc into which the filmmakers interweave the historic events that defined the life mission of America's most inspiring Latino leader and the struggles confronting today's farm workers. This film is a powerful tool to engage people and organizations to participate in social justice movements using Cesar Chavez's inspiring story as a model for how individuals and communities can address the inequities they confront every day.


For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622