UFW to Host "Cesar Chavez" Screening Fundraiser in DC

Monday, March 3, 2014

UFW to Host (Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

The United Farm Workers union is hosting a fundraiser on the opening weekend for “Cesar Chavez,” the new movie about the charismatic UFW founder. The film stars Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich and is directed by Diego Luna. The fundraiser will be held Sunday, March 30 at 5 p.m. at Regal Gallery Place Stadium with a reception to follow at the theatre. Chavez “used to say his job as an organizer was helping ordinary people do extraordinary things,” says Paul Chavez, President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation. “Cesar made everyone believe they were important. It didn’t matter if you were a lawyer in court or a cook in the strike kitchen, ” Chavez “gave farmworkers faith that they could win against great odds, even if they were poor and uneducated.” The UFW fundraiser is dedicated to more than 5,000 farmworkers in Fresno County battling for a union contract and millions in back wages. For information on sponsoring the fundraiser, call Irv Hershenbaum at 213-381-5611 x140 or email irvhershenbaum@hotmail.com.


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