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L.A. Photo Exhibit Honors Cesar Chavez

March 29, 2011


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Cesar Chavez

A new photo exhibit at Los Angeles' Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will honor the late Cesar Chavez.

The exhibit, titled "Cesar Chavez & Farm Workers: Humility and Sacrifice" features several images of Chavez taken by photographer Victor Aleman.

The exhibit will be available for public viewing from March 26 to April 24.

"This photo exhibit captures meaning of Cesar Chavez as a champion of human dignity and justice," Aleman said. "These images depict some of the many causes that defined Cesar's work, from improving working and living conditions for farmworkers to the banning of harmful pesticides in the fields."

Cesar Chavez was the leader behind the United Farm Workers (UFW) organization, which Aleman worked with for 10 years. He served as the managing editor of El Malcriado, the UFW membership publication.

Aleman was also behind Radio Campesina KUFW, the first farmworker radio station.

Currently, Aleman is the editor of Vida Nueva, the Spanish-language newspaper of the Archdiosese of Los Angeles.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is located at 555 W. Temple St. in downtown Los Angeles.

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