Press Release
March 14, 2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Meets With the Family of Civil Rights Leader Cesar Chavez

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel meets with Paul Chavez, President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation and film director Diego Luna.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel meets with Paul Chavez, President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation and film director Diego Luna.

 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel met today with Paul Chavez, the son of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, and director Diego Luna who directed the new film, Cesar Chavez. The National Museum of Mexican Art and the Cesar Chavez Foundation are hosting a pre-screening of Cesar Chavez in Chicago this evening.

“Cesar Chavez is a true American hero,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “Cesar was not only a civil rights and labor leader; he was a true leader and agent of social change. I congratulate Diego Luna for his work in recounting his life and the historic events of the labor movement in our country.”

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Photo Caption 1- 2: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel meets with Paul Chavez, President of the Cesar Chavez Foundation and film director Diego Luna.

Photo Credit: Brooke Collins// City of Chicago