Good way to Celebrate César Chavez Day in Washington DC

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If you're in or around Washington DC on César Chavez's birthday (March 31st) here's a good way to celebrate the great labor leader's life and work.

The Mexican Cultural Institute is currently showing an exhibit of photographs by award-winning California photographer Rick Nahmias.  Nahmias' photos document "the lives of one of America's largest invisible and disenfranchised populations" (farmworkers) and provides a powerful visual argument about the human cost of US agriculture.  The photos are also exhibited in Nahmias' new book, The Migrant Project: Contemporary California Farm Workers, available from University of New Mexico Press.

Monday, March 31st
What is the Human Cost of Feeding America?

5:00pm
Roundtable Discussion with:

Demetrios G Papademetriou, President, Migration Policy Institute

Bruce Goldstein, Executive Director, Farmworker Justice

Irasema Garza, Member of the Board, Farmworker Justice

Rick Nahmias, Photographer, The Migrant Project


6:00pm
Presentation of the exhibit by the photographer

A Reception and book signing will follow.

The Mexican Cultural Institute is located near the Columbia Heights metro station at 2829 16th St NW.  To RSVP or for more information:
 www.instituteofmexicodc.org,
(202) 728-1675
icmdc@instituteofmexicodc.org. 

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