Cesar Chavez is the late founder and president of the United Farm Workers of America, which he established with Dolores Huerta in 1962. He was committed to non-violent actions that would help to bring attention to the working conditions of farm workers, and accomplished this by leading marches, boycotts, and hunger strikes. “For thirty years Chavez tenaciously devoted himself to the problems of some of the poorest workers in America. The movement he inspired succeeded in raising salaries and improving working conditions for farm workers in California, Texas, Arizona, and Florida.” (History.com, 2009)
This year, we are partnering again with College Assistance Migrant Program and the Serna Center for will have a week-long event. Similar to the past year, we will be collecting new or gently used children’s books which will be donated to migrant children living in farm work camps. The week will also consist of a movie screening of the film Cesar’s Last Fast, a keynote from Christine Chavez (granddaughter of Cesar Chavez), a presentation by Cesar Chavez’ personal aide and speechwriter, plus live music from the Sí Se Puede All Star Band. Many of the events require an RSVP in order to attend and details can be found below.
leave a legacy, leave a book
- Donate new or gently used books
- March 6-9th
- 11am-2pm | Union Lobby
cesar’s last fast
- Film screening chronicling Cesar Chavez’s 36-day water-only fast, followed by a panel discussion
- March 7th
- 5pm-8pm | Redwood Room
- Refreshments provided / RSVP Required
Cesar Chavez legacy luncheon and concert
- Keynote by Christine Chavez (granddaughter of Cesar Chavez) and music by Sí Se Puede All Star Band.
- March 8th
- 12pm-2:30pm | Ballroom III
- Lunch is provided / RSVP Required
ALRA TO OVERTIME PAY: A CHRONOLOGICAL REVIEW OF THE POLICY IMPACTING FARM WORKERS
- Presentation by Marc Grossman, Cesar Chavez’ personal aide and speechwriter.
- March 10th
- 3:30pm-5pm | Hinde Auditorium
- RSVP Required