CESAR’S LAST FAST Screening and Discussion

Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, American University McKinley Building 2nd Floor, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20016

April 1, 2015 7:00pm

Join us for American University’s screening of the inspirational documentary “Cesar’s Last Fast,” followed by a discussion with producer Rick Perez on April 1, 2015. Cesar’s Last Fast presents the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers, and the impact Chavez’s legacy has left.


Cesar’s Last Fast shares Cesar Chavez’s fight for the rights farm workers in America, and its impact on today’s generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights.

The film is built around powerful, never-before-seen footage of Chavez’s 1988 “Fast for Life,” a 36-day act of penance for not having done enough to stop growers from spraying pesticides on farm workers. The story of this water-only fast is the film’s dramatic arc into which the filmmakers interweave the historic events that defined the life mission of America’s most inspiring Latino leader and the struggles confronting today’s farm workers.

The film will begin at 7:00 PM, followed by a panel discussion with producer Rick Perez. 

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The event is free and open to the public.