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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez

Miriam Pawel and Luis Valdez
In conversation with Laura Pulido
April 1, 2014

How do you write/convey/film the story of a visionary figure with tragic flaws who founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation? Biographer Miriam Pawel, playwright/director Luis Valdez (Teatro Campesino) lend their perspective on the crusades of an unlikely American hero who ignited one of the great social movements of our time.

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