Si Se Puede – The Struggles of Cesar Chavez

Sunday, March 3 @ 4pm
School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose

In May 1995 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Abhinaya presented Gandhi-the Mahatma’. In this show, Mythili Kumar presented a brief solo work based upon Cesar Chavez’s farmworker strikes which had been inspired by Gandhi’s non-violent civil resistance movement.  Building upon this work, the company presents Si Se Puede, vivid portrayals of Cesar Chavez’s life, his struggles as a hardworking farmworker, his awareness of Gandhi’s non-violent principles and his leadership through forming the United Farmworkers union fighting for the rights of the farmworkers.  Carnatic musicians and Mexican folkloric guitarists accompany this inspiring performance.

Free for Friends of Abhinaya
$50 VIP, $30 Preferred seating, $20 General,
$15 Student/Senior, $65 Family of Four