Laredo to celebrate accomplishments of Cesar Chavez

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

The upcoming Cesar Chavez film is having a huge effect on some Laredoans.

The Cesar Chavez movie hits theatres Friday.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The upcoming Cesar Chavez film is having a huge effect on some Laredoans.

The movie focuses on the early life of the revolutionary, as well as everything he did for migrant workers. The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) was promoting the film outside of the Mall Del Norte movie theater. as well as the recent formation of the non-profit Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Alliance of South Texas.

There will also be a special parade this Saturday, with attorney Pete Saenz as guest speaker.

"Cesar Chavez, as you know, was simple, brown, ordinary man that did extra-ordinary things," said Saenz. "He is, and he was, the champion of the Mexican-American agricultural worker. The migrant worker."

The LCLAA was also promoting the recent formation of the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Alliance of South Texas. This non-profit promotes education, better working conditions, and purchases jobs.

"He fought for injustice, he fought for equality, and he offered his life basically to the improvement of those conditions and his people," said Saenz.

The Cesar Chavez movie hits theatres Friday.


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