César E. Chávez

Click here for the 2018 César E. Chávez Celebration event flyer.


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


Cesar Chavez

Hailing César

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.



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