The Department of Classical and Modern Languages celebrates the 2oth Anniversary of the departure of César Chávez, proclaimed Latino leader and César Chávez Day.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ekstrom Library: Elaine Chao Auditorium
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
6 p.m.-7 p.m.
7 p.m.- 8 p.m. (& 8 p.m. - 9 p.m. )
"More than two years in the making, The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle is the first film to cover the full arc of Cesar Chávez' life.
Friday, March 28, 2013
A Class Apart: A Mexican American Civil Rights Story
Showings @ 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
In the landmark 1954 case Hernandez v. Texas, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment applied to all racial groups. This PBS documentary series looks at the Mexican-American legal team that took its fight to the highest court. Set against the broader story of the civil rights movement, this history lesson also tells of the Mexican-American post-World War II struggle against Jim Crow-style discrimination in the United States.
Contemporary immigration issues between the United States and Mexico receive careful study in this documentary, which uses extensive interviews to outline the experiences and perspectives of ordinary citizens in the Mexican countryside. In examining the economic factors prompting Mexicans to seek work in the United States and the social pressures that result, the film presents an affecting look at a complex political and moral issue.
Viva la causa: the Story of César Chávez and a Great Movement for Social Justice
Using historical footage and dramatic reenactments, this film focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights -- the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the some of the most exploited people in the United States.
Friday, March 29, 2013 | Belknap Campus
Students meet outside of Elaine Chao Auditorium
For more information, please contact Prof. Melissa Groenewold, m0groe01 (@) louisville.edu or Prof. Manuel F. Medina, manuel.medina (@) louisville.edu (852-0501)
Thanks to the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Media Resources, Ekstrom Library, International, Diversity and Outreach Programs, College of Arts and Sciences.