S?í Se Puede! Exhibition at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

C?®sar Ch?ívez, Dolores Huerta, & the UFW through the lens of George Rodr?ìguez through July 28

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: March 28, 2013

S?í Se Puede! Exhibition at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

As a young freelance photographer, George Rodr?¡guez went to Delano, California to document the activism of C?®sar Ch?ívez and the farm labor movement.

S?í Se Puede! includes an intimate selection of these images documenting a pivotal time for agricultural workers, for Mexican Americans, and for others whose rights were routinely violated in the workplace.

Photographer George Rodriguez's enthralling collection of black and white and color images vividly captures the legacy of Cesar Chavez and his fight for social justice. In these photographs, Rodriguez's passionate portrayal of the movement continues to inspire today's and tomorrow's leaders.

The exhibit encapsulates the movement that began in the late 1960s. Chavez's journey is not only about the struggle in the fields but also about the formidable transformation of powerless farm workers into warriors for social justice. Chavez's fight created a "people's movement" that transcended the rural environment to urban communities and across the nation, inspiring communities of color and social justice advocates to join el movimiento.

On view from March 23 - July 8, 2013.

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