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DePaul to host two-part event highlighting 'A Song for Cesar'

A song for Cesar
(Image courtesy of Abel Sánchez and Andrés Alegía)

Next month, DePaul will host a virtual two-part event highlighting the documentary, “A Song for Cesar​." All are welcome to register for and attend the free, live-stream screening on May 4 and panel discussion on May 5.

“A Song for Cesar" presents a unique view of the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, and explores the socially-engaged music and art of the United Farm Workers Movement. The panel discussion on May 5 will focus on the use of the arts to promote social justice. Panelists include:

  • Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist
  • Davíd Carrasco, faculty at Harvard University
  • Manuela Gómez, faculty at El Paso Community College
  • Ryan C. Jones, faculty at Harvard University
  • Abel Sánchez and Andrés Alegía, directors of the film
  • John Phillip Santos, faculty at University of Texas at San Antonio

Chris Tirres, a Vincent de Paul Professor of Religious Studies and the Inaugural Endowed Professor of Diplomacy and Interreligious Engagement in DePaul's Grace School of Applied Diplomacy, will moderate the panel discussion.

Screening of “A Song for Cesar"
Wednesday, May 4
7 – 9 p.m.

Panel discussion
Thursday, May 5
4:20 p.m.

Registration for the two-part event is available online. The program is sponsored by DePaul's Center for Religion, Culture and Community, the Center for Latino Research and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity.