César E. Chávez
César E. Chávez Social Justice March
Thursday, March 15, 11am – 2pm
Gathering for the March: Cook Library Center
1100 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI
Program: The Potters House Elementary School
811 Chicago Dr, Grand Rapids, MI
Wednesday, March 21, 1pm - 3pm
Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus
LIB 100 & 201 Approved
Eduardo Chávez was only three years old when his grandfather, the civil rights activist César Chávez, passed away. Growing up comfortably in the Bay area, where his father was a lawyer, Eduardo had difficulty connecting with his grandfather's struggle. He shielded away from opportunities to speak about "la causa" because he did not feel worthy of representing it. "Hailing César" is a documentary in which Eduardo Chávez aims at exploring the life and legacy of his grandfather, César Chávez. Additionally, Eduardo explores his own identity in an attempt to become more comfortable with the legacy and responsibility of his last name.
Grand Rapids Latin America Film Festival
Friday, April 6 - Sunday, April 8
Wealthy Street Theatre
Event is free to the public and all films will be presented with English subtitles. Following the movies, there will be opportunity to meet and greet with the film directors and local speakers. For more information, please visit www.grlaff.org.