Monday, October 08, 2012
Keene, California: As President Obama gave an impassioned speech on Monday to dedicate the César E. Chávez National Monument, First Fan Rosario Dawson was seated directly in front of the podium. The film actress held her camera phone aloft to film the President, and captured the attention of chief White House photographer Pete Souza (center, above) and other shutterbugs. Dawson will play United Farmworkers co-founder Dolores Huerta in "César," a biofilm about Chávez, and she was mobbed by her own fans after the event. Huerta was also at the ceremony with the President.
Dawson, above left, chatting with fans.
"So excited to join POTUS & Dolores Huerta for Cesar Chavez National Monument Dedication!" Dawson tweeted as she arrived at La Paz.
Actor Michael Pena, who stars as Chávez in the film, was also at the event, as was country music star Kris Kristofferson, who performed for the crowd of about 7,000.
*Photos by Eddie Gehman Kohan/Obama Foodorama