UFW, Foundation to host fundraising screenings of Chavez film

Poster César Chávez Movie.

The United Farm Workers (UFW) and the UFW Foundation will screen “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero” at a series of special red carpet events planned in California cities and Washington, D.C. during the movie's opening weekend. Money raised at these special events will help to support both the UFW and the UFW Foundation.

Scheduled local screenings include:

—March 28: Fundraising Reception: UFW Office, 920 S. ‘A’ St., Oxnard, 6-7 p.m., followed by 7:45 p.m. screening at Plaza Cinemas 14, 255 W. Fifth St.

—March 30: 5 p.m. screening at The Landmark, 10850 W. Pico Blvd., West Los Angeles, followed by fundraising reception and program at Westside Tavern (same complex).

Tickets for the different events are on sale now and can be purchased online: http://www.ufw.org

For more information contact Teresa Romero (UFW), (661) 823-6105, or Ian Dougherty (UFW FoundationJ, (323) 264-2700.


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February 28, 2015

  • Saturday, February 28

    “Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement”: An African American Ministry Forum with Dr. Cecilia Moore, 9:30-11:30 a.m., University Hall, 1775 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles. 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Selma March, which led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a landmark achievement of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. With an eye towards the future, a weekend forum will be held to examine the role of American Catholicism in the Selma Campaign, its history and theology, and what it can teach us about confronting today’s social justice issues in the Church and greater American society. $40. (310) 338-2799.

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