A Cesar Chavez Celebration

March 19, 2018

A Cesar Chavez Celebration

The Pico Branch Library, in collaboration with Familias Latinas Unidas (FLU), proudly invites you to join us for a celebration of the life of labor activist Cesar Chavez on Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Virginia Ave. Park campus, 2201 Pico Blvd.

Artist and activist Barbara Carrasco serves as our guest speaker. Barbara shares her experience working alongside Cesar Chavez and will present her artwork.  

We will end with a special screening of the documentary ‘Dolores’ (2017).  This documentary showcases the life of Dolores Huerta, a working-class wife and mother of eleven.  Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at the age of 87.

Barbara Carrasco, is a Chicana artist and activist who lives and works in Los Angeles. Carrasco one of the first artists to join with Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers (UFW) movement, volunteering after hearing him speak at UCLA, where she was a student.  She created artwork for Chavez for fifteen years, helping to create monumental banners for UFW protest events.  She is a founding member of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and serves on the Board.

This event is free and open to the public. Chips, salsa and aguas frescas will be served.  Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Pico Branch Library is wheelchair accessible. For disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit smpl.org or contact the Pico Branch at 310-458-8634.

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