Powerful Turnout at CHCI Event Honoring Cesar Chavez
On February 4, CHCI and the United Farm Workers of America, hosted the Film and Discussion on the Life and Work of Cesar Chavez at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Co-hosted by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, the event gathered over 250 guests, eager to preview the new Cesar Chavez film.
Some of our nation’s most respected leaders took the stage to pay tribute to the life work of Cesar Chavez. Democratic Leader, Rep. Nancy Pelosi; CHCI President & CEO, Esther Aguilera; CHCI Chairman, Rubén Hinojosa; Sen. Robert Menendez; Secretary of Labor, Tom Perez; President of United Farm Workers of America, Arturo S. Rodriguez; President & Chairman of the Cesar Chavez Foundation, Paul F. Chavez; and Rep. Joe Kennedy all delivered powerful remarks about the enduring impact that Cesar Chavez’s work has had on their lives and on the social landscape for Latinos. The program closed with a few words from Cesar Chavez director, Diego Luna, and actress, America Ferrera, who emphasized the importance of sharing Chavez’s message and story with future generations.
The Chair’s Reception and Discussion on the Life and Work of Cesar Chavez was made possible by: Baxter Healthcare, The Coca-Cola Company, ExxonMobil Corporation, Mary Kay Inc., MassMutual Financial Group, and NAMAD.