Cesar Chavez themed photo exhibit opens in Los Angeles
Posted by Elena del Valle on April 4, 2006
Photographer George Rodriguez
Photos: George Rodriguez
Los Angeles, California – A photo exhibit, “César E. Chávez – A Reflection,” featuring photographs by George Rodriguez recently opened at the Mexican Cultural Institute located at Plaza Olvera in downtown Los Angeles. The artist, union organizer Dolores Huerta, and immediate members from the Chavez family attended the unveiling of the exhibit’s commemorative poster.
Through his collection of black and white and color images Rodriguez meant to capture the legacy of Mexican American labor leader César Chávez and his fight for social justice. The show, which includes photos never before viewed in an exhibit, will run from March 31 through April 28. The exhibit encapsulates the movement that began in the late 1960s with the leader’s struggle in the fields.
“Cesar E. Chavez at ’40 acres’, Delano, California, August 1969”
The exhibit also attempts to describe “the formidable transformation of powerless farm workers into warriors for social justice.” Chavez created a “people’s movement” that transcended the rural environment reaching urban communities and crossing the nation.” César E. Chávez – A Reflection” is presented by the Mexican Cultural Institute and Scandalo Productions with support from Latino Weekly Review, KLCS-TV/DT, and LatinoLA.com.
Hi George. This is Paula. Irene (Gonzales)Navarro's daughter. We saw each other at my Uncle Louis funeral. (Auntie Stella's husband)on March 24th. You wrote down a site where I could see my Uncle Robert's funeral. I cannot find the photo of Uncle Louis, where you wrote down the ite to view it. Could you please reply with where to go to see it? I still have your card and could call, but I think your probably so busy, I do not want to interupt your work. If I do not get an email, I will be calling you, I hope that's okay with you. Thank you very much and it was so great to see you again and hope to keep in touch;). Paula