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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.

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