News ReleaseCity of Inglewood
Public Information Office

One Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 412-5111
Fax: (310) 412-8788

3/21/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #0321122
Subject :

Inglewood Public Library Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day
Contact :Kay Ikuta    310-412-5499

The Inglewood Public Library is honoring the legacy of Cesar Chavez on Saturday, March 31, 2012, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall at the Main Library, 101 West Manchester Boulevard.

Tireless and courageous Cesar Chavez overcame poverty and prejudice to organize the first successful union (United Farm Workers) for America’s farm workers. Hear local resident Josephine Berardi tell about her firsthand encounter with Cesar Chavez when he visited Inglewood in 1975 during the grape boycott. Independent filmmaker Elaina Archer will present the Hispanic and Latin American Heritage video series film, "César Chávez," followed by a discussion.

Mayor James T. Butts, Jr. invites residents of Inglewood and nearby areas to attend this free program and learn about the life of this renowned labor and civil rights leader. "A great deal of Cesar Chavez’ work took place here in California and the City of Inglewood takes pride in recognizing his birthday as a holiday," said Butts.

Funding is provided by the Friends of Inglewood Public Library. For more information about this program, call (310) 412-5380 or visit www.cityofinglewood.org/depts/library.



 

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