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Diversity Celebration Series - National Hispanic Heritage Month: Protecting Civil Rights and Wellbeing by Building Identity
In the first Diversity Celebration Series lecture of the 2020/21 Academic Year, CHSHS is proud to welcome Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez, one of the founders of La Raza Unida Party, and Eduardo Chávez, grandson of César Chávez, who will be screening his film "Hailing César" in advance of this webinar. Please register in order to receive the link to screen the film beginning on September 14th. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sep 22, 2020 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. José Angel Gutiérrez
Civil Rights Leader and Professor
José Angel Gutiérrez, Emeritus, PhD, JD, is considered one of the Four Horsemen of the Chicano Movement, alongside Cesar Chavez. Dr. Gutierrez helped found La Raza Unida Party in the early 1970’s to bolster Mexican American representation in government and encourage Mexican Americans to register to vote. He is a Professor Emeritus of Political Science and founder of the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas-Arlington. He has been an elected and appointed public official in Texas and Oregon. During the administration of Mexican President Luis Echevarria Alvarez, he founded the Becas Para Aztlan program and Mexico Hoy seminars with the Colegio de Mexico. He has received many professional honors including the 2018 National Hispanic Hero Award from the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Eduardo Chavez
Filmmaker of "Hailing Cesar" and Grandson of Cesar Chavez
Eduardo Chávez is the scion of two revolutionary families, as the grandson of both the legendary civil rights activist César Chávez and the Cuban revolutionary Max Lesnik. Eduardo's political and activist background influenced his feature documentary, "Hailing Cesar," released in April 2018. To connect with his grandfather’s legacy, Chávez traveled in César’s footsteps to immerse himself in his family’s political heritage. Since its debut, Eduardo has screened “Hailing Cesar” and spoken at 50+ universities in 3 different countries. In addition to being a director, speaker & activist, Eduardo is the co-founder of Latindia Studios and a member of the Speakers’ Board for the Chavez Institute for Law and Social Justice. For Eduardo's next film, his goal is to humanize the immigration crisis in the U.S. through personal stories of immigrants and high-profile individuals.