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The Latino Institute Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of Cesar Chavez's Passing  

Photo of Cesar ChavezThe Joseph A. Unanue Institute in cosponsorship with MLKSA and Adelante Latino/a Student Organization presents a film screening of the PBS Documentary, Latino Americans Episode Five: Prejudice and Pride. This event, one of many during April to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, will specifically highlight the parallel themes of social justice and nonviolent resistance shared between Dr. King and Cesar Chavez, a prominent Chicano civil rights activist and labor leader who founded the United Farm Workers union. Incidentally, the 25th anniversary of Chavez’s passing will also be commemorated this year.

Cesar Chavez & the Chicano Movement, will be hosted on Wednesday April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Arts & Sciences Hall Room 109.

The episode examines the life of Cesar Chavez, leader of the United Farm Workers Movement and the lives of other Chicano Activist. This documentary explores the tireless effort and work of these individuals as they fight back against the many injustices against farmworkers. These social justice champions utilize the very same civil rights tactics pioneered by Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960's. The film emphasizes the success of these methods of nonviolence, strikes, and walkouts to enact social change.

Refreshments will be served.

This event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

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For any questions, please contact the Institute’s Graduate Assistant, Ms. Jacquelyn Coletta, at

If you require special accommodations for this program due to disability, please contact Disability Support Services at (973) 313-6003.

The official page for the commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination.

All King Center 50th Anniversary events are available through this link.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Jacquelyn Coletta
  • (973) 761-9422