The exhibit features several images of Chavez taken by photographer Victor Aleman, editor of Vida Nueva, the Spanish-language newspaper of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Last weekend’s opening of the exhibit coincided with the annual Cesar Chavez Mass celebrated March 27 at the Cathedral.

Aleman worked with Chavez and the United Farm Workers (UFW) for 10 years. He served as the managing editor of “El Malcriado,” the UFW membership publication. He also co-founded Radio Campesina KUFW, the first farm worker radio station, and served as the director of the publication department for the UFW’s monthly publication “Food and Justice.” 

The exhibit is an effort to offer clear insights into the heart and soul of a deeply religious man, his convictions and his commitment to the rights of workers.

“This photo exhibit captures the meaning of Cesar Chavez as a champion of human dignity and justice,” said Aleman. “These images depict some of the many causes that defined Cesar’s work, from improving working and living conditions for farm workers to the banning of harmful pesticides in the fields.”

The exhibit will run through April 24 at the Cathedral, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. 

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