Actor Tony Plana believed the battle for Mexican-American civil rights started with Cesar Chavez.
"When you're in your 60s, you don't think you're going to find another hero," Plano said. "I realized how wrong and ignorant I was."
Plana will be the keynote speaker at the Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Foundation annual birthday celebration luncheon on Jan. 17, 2017. The celebration raises money for scholarships and tuition assistance through Garcia's foundation which is led by his daughter, Cecilia Garcia Akers.