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Cesar Chavez’s Grandson Screens Documentary at AWC

The grandson of farmworkers rights leader Cesar Chavez visited Arizona Western College in Yuma on Tuesday to screen a documentary on his life.

Eduardo Chavez screened his documentary “Hailing Cesar." In it, Eduardo Chavez seeks to learn more about his grandfather, who was born in Yuma and died in San Luis when Eduardo was just more than one year old. In the film, Eduardo Chavez works picking grapes in Sonoma, Calif., at the suggestion of his father.

“He said ‘the first thing you need to do is to get your hands dirty,'" Eduardo Chavez said. "'Understand the workers that your grandfather fought for and understand this line of work that’s deep in your family’s history.'” 

In the film, Eduardo also attends a rally for farmworker overtime pay in Sacramento and visits Delano, Calif. with his father to see where Cesar led his movement for farmworker rights with Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers of America.

Eduardo Chavez is on a college tour that concludes Thursday at Santa Clara University near San Jose, Calif.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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