Music and the humanities can uplift spirits and entertain, however they will also be highly effective forces for change, as the brand new documentary, “A Track for Cesar” demonstrates.
The movie highlights the musicians and artists who labored to advance the farm employee motion based by labor chief and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez within the Nineteen Sixties and ’70s. Cultural luminaries similar to Joan Baez, Maya Angelou and Carlos Santana lent their voices in help of Chavez’s work.
Hidden Villa, Foothill Faculty and the Los Altos Historical past Museum have teamed as much as supply a free screening of “A Track for Cesar” on Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at Smithwick Theatre at Foothill Faculty.
Andres Alegria and Abel Sánchez, the co-producers and administrators of the movie, can be readily available for a panel dialogue following the movie. Additionally on the panel can be a consultant from the Cesar Chavez Basis and Lynn Rivas, affiliate director at Hidden Villa. Rivas labored with Chavez as a part of his communications group, in keeping with a press launch in regards to the occasion.
Actually, Hidden Villa, a farm and wilderness protect in Los Altos Hills, has one other reference to Chavez. In 1965, the farm’s founders, Frank and Josephine Duveneck, supported Chavez and Dolores Huerta in organizing the farmworkers motion that turned the United Farm Employees, the labor union that sought honest wages and safer working situations for farm staff.