DC LaborFest: César Chávez

On Wednesday and Saturday nights, we invite you to attend special film screenings and discussions in collaboration with the DC LaborFest, a month-long celebration of labor arts including film, music, theater, poetry, books, art, and history.

Screening and Discussion of César Chávez

Wednesday, May 27
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


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.

About the Kalmanovitz Initiative

Georgetown University’s Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor develops creative strategies and innovative public policy to improve workers’ lives in a changing economy.