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Celebrate and explore Hispanic Heritage Month with WKAR

A Song for Cesar | Film Screening with Q&A

A Song for Cesar - Chavez illustrated portrait

Thu., Oct. 13, 2022 at 7 p.m. at WKAR and streaming | Join the conversation around this film by Abel Sanchez and Andres Alegeria. REGISTER HERE NOTE: as of 10/11/22, all in-person seating is filled. Virtual attendance remains available

Civil rights and union leader Cesar Chavez left a legacy of peaceful protest that carries an important message for people today. This film tells the story of artists and musicians who were inspired by the farmworkers’ perseverance for change and dedicated their creative artistry to support the cause. Through a blend of music, art, and rich historical images, “A Song for Cesar” brings a timely reminder of art’s role in progressive change.

Artists featured in the film include Carlos Santana, Maya Angelou and Cheech Marin, as well as movement leader Dolores Huerta, among many others.

The evening with WKAR includes screening of the 85-minute film, followed by a Q&A session with a panel moderated by Dr. Rubén Martinez of the Julian Samora Research Institute at MSU.

Scheduled panelists include:

  • Laurencio Pena, Retired Educator
  • Clara Martinez, Dance Educator & Community Builder
  • Julio Cesar Guerrero, Community Organizer

Conversation with the panel begins at approximately 8:30 p.m.
In-Person and Virtual

This free event will be in-person at WKAR studios on the campus of MSU and will also be streamed.

REGISTER HERE to receive streaming details. NOTE: as of 10/11/22, all in-person seating is filled. Virtual attendance remains available.

View the Trailer

Presented by WKAR Public Media and Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University.

Promotional support provided by
MSU Chicano/Latino Studies Program
MSU CAMP - College Assistance Migrant Program Scholars Initiative
CRU - Culturas de las Razas Unidas - Latinx Student Organization
ChiLA - MSU Chicanx/Latinx Association

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