Film screening and Q&A with filmmaker
SINGING OUR WAY TO FREEDOM chronicles the life and music of Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez from humble beginnings as a California farmworker to receiving the Library of Congress’ highest musical honors. As a young man in the 1970s, Chunky joined the picket lines in California and became Cesar Chavez’s favorite musician. His journey is a remarkable lens on a time when young Mexican Americans became Chicanos. Chunky’s music inspired folks to stand up and speak truth to power. His arc of transformation from marginalized farm kid to charismatic social activist shows how one person can mobilize people to change the world, reminding us that the battle for freedom has to be fought anew by every generation.
5:00 PM Film Screening
6:30 PM Q&A with the filmmaker, Paul Espinosa
Co-sponsors: Dodd Impact, El Instituto, Human Rights Institute, PRLACC and Digital Media and Design at the University of Connecticut as part of the Human Rights Film+ Series.