Celebrating the legacy and accomplishments of Cesar Chavez, the La Nueva Era council of the League of United Latin American Citizens of Ventura County hosts the morning movie premiere at Plaza Stadium Cinemas 14, 255 W 5th St, Oxnard, CA 93030 on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:00am. Our collaboration with the movie premiere includes a movie ticket
giveaway to 100-200 youth and community members to view the new Cesar Chavez film.

Our council will also host, Frank P. Barajas, Ph.D. as our guest lecturer after the movie showing at Café on A / Acuña Gallery and Cultural Center, 438 South A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030 from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Frank P. Barajas is a professor, historian and author with a Ph.D. in History from Claremont Graduate University. He is author of Curious Unions: Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California, 1898-1961.

Joining Frank P. Barajas will be Jose Alamillo, Ph.D. Jose Alamillo is a professor, author and researcher with a Ph.D. in Comparative Cultures from the University of California, Irvine. He is author of Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Mexican American Labor and Leisure in a California Town, 1900-1960.

The open discussion on the film and the conversation on Cesar Chavez and of the history of Latino Americans in Ventura County and the country as a whole is vital for the youth population in our county and the city of Oxnard. After the lecture, there will be a unique opportunity for students and community members to share and discuss their thoughts and feelings from the film.

For more information contact the Culture and Identity Awareness committee: