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Published on Apr 23, 2012
Cesar Chavez Who? The Boxer or Labor Advocate? Part II
The Latino GLBT History Project invited Christine Chávez to provide remarks about her grandfather, César Chávez' civil rights legacy to advance justice as the late founder and president of the United Farm Workers (UFW) of America and his commitment to LGBT equality. Chávez broke ground as the first Latino civil rights leaders to opening support and an lesbian equality in the 1970s and and was a keynote speaker at the 1987 National Gay and Lesbian March on Washington.
The event took place on April 23, 2012 from 7-8:30pm at the historic Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, 1201 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Thank you to our venue host, the District of Columbia Mayor's Office of GLBT Affairs, media partners www.MyQRadio.com, CapitalWirePR and event organizer Jesse Garcia.
The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP)'s mission is to investigate, collect, preserve and educate the public about the history, culture, heritage, arts, social and rich contributions of the Latino GLBT community in metropolitan Washington, D.C. To accomplish our mission, the LHP creates educational exhibits from our historical archives collection showcased at cultural events such as, a Women's History Month Reception, a Hispanic LGBT Heritage Reception and DC Latino Pride, educational presentations at local and national conferences and through our online virtual museum at www.LatinoGLBTHistory.org.