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Marchers rally in support of ‘Cesar’s Last Fast,’ farm worker rights

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(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) l-r Salvador Lazalde, member of the League of United Latin American Citizens or LULAC holds both the American Flag and the United Farm Workers of America flag outside the Tower Theatre in support of the life and work of Cesar Chavez. The LULAC councils throughout Utah showed their support of the film, “Cesar’s Last Fast,” at the Tower Theatre, January 25, 2014. The movie chronicles Cesar Chavez's 36-day water-only hunger strike in 1988 to bring attention to the issue of pesticide usage on the farms and its effects on farm workers and consumers.

The Salt Lake Tribune

First published Jan 25 2014 04:43PM
Updated Jan 26, 2014 09:17AM

Members of the League of United Latin American Citizens councils throughout Utah marched Saturday in support of the film, "Cesar’s Last Fast," at the Tower Theatre.

The film by Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee, being shown as part of the Sundance Film Festival, recounts the 1988 30-day, water-only hunger strike by United Farm Workers union leader Cesar Chavez to call attention to the issue of pesticide usage on farms and its effects on farm workers and consumers.

"The film delivers a powerful message and sheds light on the continuing issues that farm workers face throughout the United States," said Michael Perez, a LULAC member.

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