21/11/2015 - 2:00 pm
21/12/2015 - 6:30 pm
Address43 East Essex Street, Dublin View map
This film tells the story of “Si Se Puede/ Yes We Can” , the rally cry of the Lation community that became Obama’s Yes, We Can . On May 11, 1972, the Arizona legislature passed a Farm-Bureau sponsored bill, that restricted collective bargaining, and outlawed boycotts and strikes at harvest time. Cesar Chavez and the UFW hoped that governor Jack Williams would veto the bill, but he didn’t.The next day Cesar Chavez began a fast to call attention to this bill. His aides tried to convince him that his campaign against the arizona law was futile, and that he shouldn’t fast. They argued with him, saying, “Cesar, no se puede, no se puede,” ..and he would say, “Si, si se puede,” Yes, it can be done.”
Dir: Christine Marin, Ph.D.
Running time 45 minutes