Free Screening of 'Cesar Chavez' at UC Berkeley

The event is open to the public. The venue has been changed to the California Theatre located at 2113 Kittredge Street.

Screenshot of Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Facebook page
Screenshot of Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) Facebook page
Information submitted by University of California, Berkeley—

The screening and discussion of "Cesar Chavez" on Wednesday, March 5 is now at the California Theatre, 2113 Kittredge Street, Berkeley.

The discussion will feature Diego Luna, the film's director; Arturo Rodriguez, the president of the United Farm Workers; Maria Echaveste of the Berkeley Law School; and moderator Harley Shaiken, chair of the Center for Latin American Studies.


FREE tickets will ONLY be available the day of the screening, Wednesday, March 5, from 12:00 pm noon until 4:00 pm at the Center for Latin American Studies, 2334 Bowditch Street. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door.

Tickets are limited to 2 per person and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that there are multiple campus events taking place that evening. You are strongly encouraged to arrive EARLY and leave plenty of time for parking.

Original article: 

A free screening is being offered by the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) of the film, “Cesar Chavez.” 

Directed by Diego Luna, the film tells the story of the late Cesar Chavez, a migrant farmworker, labor leader, civil rights activist and the iconic co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). Chavez led a historic movement to bring health, safety, higher wages and dignity to the farm laborers supporting California’s multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry and to agricultural operations in other states as well. 

The UFW campaign, known for its effective headline-generating non-violent labor strikes and protests, resulted in passage of the historic California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, which gave farmworkers the right to collective bargaining. 

WHEN: 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 5

WHERE: California Theatre, 2113 Kittredge Street

WHO: After the screening, CLAS director Harley Shaiken will moderate a conversation with the film's director Diego Luna, current UFW president Arturo Rodriguez and Maria Echaveste, a lecturer at the UC Berkeley Law School.

Tickets will be available from noon to 5:30 p.m. on March 5, at the Cal Performances box office at Zellerbach Hall. There is a limit of two tickets per person and tickets must be picked up in person. 

Audience members must be in their seats by 6:50 p.m. Any empty seats will be filled. Note that due to other campus events on the same evening, filmgoers are strongly encouraged to arrive early.

The event is co-sponsored with UC Berkeley’s Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.


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