Cesar Chavez

Life & Arts
5:33 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

'Cesar Chavez': Discussing The Movie And The Man

Cesar Chavez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, speaks at a rally in 1977.
Cathy Murphy Getty Images

Originally published on Thu May 1, 2014 12:01 pm

There is no music in this week's episode of Alt.Latino. Instead, we do one of our occasional "deep dives" into a subject to pursue insights and perspectives that help us think about more than music. This time around, the subject is Cesar Chavez, the recent biopic about the civil-rights activist and labor leader and the movement to unionize farm workers.

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AM Update 6/22/12
7:29 am
Fri June 22, 2012

AM Update: Cesar Chavez Closure, a Slew of Quirky Festivals, Heat Take NBA Finals

Admirers of Leslie Cochran marched through downtown in memory following his death.
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Cesar Chavez Traffic Closures

Traffic on Cesar Chavez Street will be disrupted this morning as crews repair a broken water main.

Early this morning, the water main that serves businesses on Cesar Chavez between Brazos Street and Trinity Street burst. Eastbound traffic between Congress Avenue and Red River Street is down to one lane. Westbound traffic will be detoured northbound on Brazos Street, then westbound on Second Street.  

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Texas
11:33 am
Thu May 19, 2011

US Navy Names Ship After Cesar Chavez, Controversy Ensues

A Cesar Chavez poster by the US Department of Labor to mark Cesar Chavez Day.
Photo by US Department of Labor

Mexican-American civil rights leader Cesar Chavez may not get much appreciation from Texas political leaders, but the US Navy has chosen to honor Chavez by naming a cargo ship after him. 

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Politics
11:19 am
Wed January 5, 2011

Odessa Lawmaker Wants To Cancel Cesar Chavez Day

An image produced by the US Department of Labor to promote Cesar Chavez Day on March 31. One Texas lawmaker has filed legislation that would cancel Cesar Chavez Day and replace it with Texas Hispanic Heritage Day.
Image courtesy US Department of Labor

State Representative Tryon Lewis (R-Odessa) filed House Bill 505 yesterday, a piece of legislation that would eliminate an optional state holiday celebrating labor and civil rights Cesar Chavez on March 31. The optional holiday would be replaced with Texas Hispanic Heritage Day on September 16.

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