Cesar’s Last Fast on AM 760 with Mario Solis-Marich

April 19th, 2011 @

Today at 5:30 pm PDT I’ll be on Colorado Progressive Talk Radio AM 760. Show host Mario Solis-Marich will interview me about “Cesar’s Last Fast,” the relevance of sacrifice at this point in American History, and how to sustain the production of independent documentary media. You can listen live or catch the podcast by clicking […]

Cesar’s Last Fast Work-In-Progress Screening

April 1st, 2011 @

I’m on my way to a work-in-progress screening organized by the Immaculate Conception School Social Justice Committee. There will be 150 inner-city school children in the audience. I look forward to seeing how they respond to the film. – Rick Perez, Producer/Director

A Work-In-Progress Screening in El Paso

March 25th, 2011 @

We’re having an work-in-progress screening in honor of UTEP Students’ successful fight to restore Cesar Chavez Day to their campus. It’s a free screening for all UTEP students, staff & faculty. The event is sponsored by coalition of campus organizations including the Mexican-American Student Society. We hope the screening will remind campus officials why we […]

Sign the Petition for a National Cesar Chavez Holiday!

March 17th, 2011 @

We encourage you to sign the petition to honor one of nation’s most important leaders. Sign the petition here: http://action.ufw.org/page/s/chavezholidaypetition The United Farm Workers and the Cesar Chavez Foundation are supporting the grassroots efforts of the Cesar Chavez National Holiday Coalition and U.S. Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) in their efforts to make Cesar’s March 31 […]

Honoring an American Hero

March 14th, 2011 @

A message from Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar: On February 21st I traveled to Delano, California to honor the life and legacy of César Chávez and to designate the “Forty Acres” site as a National Historic Landmark. It truly was a momentous occasion to bring recognition to the home of the farm worker movement; the […]

Itinerant Life Weighs on Farmworker’s Children

March 13th, 2011 @

As Cesar Chavez’s birthday approaches (March 31), this sobering article reminds us of the the challenges farm worker families face today and how we have to continue the struggle to improve the lives of farm workers and their families — the struggle Cesar started nearly 50 years ago: In the clattering energy of Room 21 […]

UFW Organizer Training Seminar

February 18th, 2011 @

The UFW is allowing me to videotape their organizer training seminar.I’m inspired by the 30 organizers who are here at La Paz, learning to organize house meeting exactly the same way Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta did when they started the movement nearly fifty years ago. UFW VP, Armando Elenes, prepares the organizers for a […]

Si Se Puede: Cesar Chavez Day Reinstated at UTEP

February 9th, 2011 @

Congratulations to UTEP Students for successfully organizing to reinstate Cesar Chavez Day on their campus. Cesar would be proud of you. Rick Perez Director/Producer “The Faculty Senate voted today to reinstate Cesar Chavez Day this March 31; there will be no classes that day.” [Read More...]

Should manslaughter equal community service?

February 7th, 2011 @

‎”There will be some guilty pleas, but the consequences will be bearable…Enough time has elapsed and everyone needs to move along with their lives,” says defense attorney Randy Thomas who represents those charged for the heat related death of a 17-year-old farm worker in 2008. If your friend, family member or loved one died unnecessarily, […]

Sundance Film Festival

January 25th, 2011 @

Cesar’s Last Fast line producer Lisa Remington and I are attending the Sundance Film Festival as guests of the Sundance Institute. We’re attending panels and connecting with the documentary community to build on the progress and momentum of the film you all are helping us make! Day 3 at the Sundance Film Festival. I had […]

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