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California State University, Sacramento

Posted: March 22, 1999

CSUS artist honors Cesar Chavez

California State University, Sacramento will commemorate the 72nd birthday of Cesar Chavez with an art exhibit featuring the work of student artist Andrea "YaYa" Porras, March 26 to April 9.

La Lucha Sigue! (The Struggle Continues!) will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Multi-Cultural Center, Library room 1010.

Chavez was a Chicano leader known for his efforts to ensure the rights of farm workers as a founder of the United Farmworkers Union.

Porras is a Chicana artist and community activist who worked with Chavez for three years seeking better working conditions and wages for the farm workers in La Paz. She consulted with producers of the film Sembrando Las Cemillas, which marks the 30th anniversary of the 1965 UFW grape strike.

Porras' exhibit uses a variety of artistic, video and print media to illustrate the UFW's continuing struggle to represent farm workers everywhere.

"We celebrate Cesar's life with our visions and his echoed knowledge," Porras said. "The UFW was not Cesar Chavez Enterprises, Inc. It was and is owned by the campesinos (farm workers), the ones who carry the burden and the gift of feeding the nations of the world."

The exhibit is free. More information is available by contacting the Multi-Cultural Center at 278-6101.


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