PHOTO EXHIBIT IN MEMORY OF CESAR CHAVEZ FEATURED AT THE CATHEDRAL OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS
In celebration of the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, a life-long Catholic and founder of the United Farm Workers, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will present a photo exhibit titled Cesar Chavez: His Soul and His Spirit. The exhibit features 19 large prints taken by noted photojournalist Victor Aleman. It will run from April 6 through April 28, 2013. The Cathedral is located at 555 W. Temple Street, downtown Los Angeles.
Seeing Cesar Chavez through the lens of Victor Aleman offers clear insights into the heart and soul of a deeply religious man, his convictions and his commitment to the rights of workers.
“I am dedicating this exhibit to Cesar Chavez, a man who saw and solved social and economic problems for farmworkers and other poor people in the United States,” said Aleman. “He defended the rights of immigrants and taught and trained hundreds of thousands of people to overcome fear and act with courage.”
Aleman worked with Chavez and the United Farm Workers (UFW) for 10 years. He served as the managing editor of “El Malcriado,” the UFW membership publication. He also co-founded Radio Campesina KUFW, the first farm worker radio station, and served as the director of the publication department for the UFW’s monthly publication “Food and Justice.” Aleman currently serves as Editor of “Vida Nueva,” the Spanish-language newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
MEDIA NOTE: Aleman will be available for interviews regarding his exhibit on Sunday, April 7 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM before the annual Mass in honor of Cesar Chavez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.