February 16, 2012

Diego named co-chair of United Farm Workers 50th Anniversary Celebration

The United Farm Workers (UFW) announce Honorary Co-Chairs of the UFW 50th Anniversary 2012 year-long Celebration. The distinguished group of entertainers, public officials, dignitaries and Hispanic national leaders is led by Helen Chavez, wife of founder Cesar Chavez. Among today's named co-chairs include actors Eva Longoria, Diego Luna, Tony Plana, Lupe Ontiveros, Martin Sheen, America Ferrera, Danny Glover, Ed Begley, Jr., Edward James Olmos, Benito Martinez, screenwriter Keir Pearson, musical superstars Kris Kristofferson, Taboo Gomez of the Black-Eyed Peas, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA), U.S. Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), California Senate President proTempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), California Speaker of the Assembly John Perez, Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs, Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman, CityView, Dr. Robert Ross President and CEO, The California Endowment, Janet Murguia, NCLR President & CEO, Thomas A. Saenz, MALDEF President and General Counsel, and Arturo Vargas, NALEO Executive Director.  In addition to lending their respective name to the celebration, UFW Honorary Co-Chairs will attend one of the many celebrations, as well as assist with promotions and overall support.

The UFW's 2012 commemorative events schedule includes the 50th Anniversary Convention May 17-20 in Bakersfield, CA, a summer concert series and a historic star-studded concert scheduled this fall.

Source: The Sacramento Bee

Note: Diego is going to direct Cesar Chavez biopic. The movie is currently in pre-production and the shooting is scheduled to start next month.

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