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)
Commemorate his legacy: March 5-9
Sacramento State’s week-long celebration to commemorate Cesar Chavez’s commitment to civic engagement and social justice.
leave a legacy, leave a book
March 5-9 • Union Lobby • 11 am – 2pm
Book drive to support literacy for children in migrant camps. Donate new or gently used books.
GOOD FRIENDS AND COMPANY: HOW DO I LEAVE A LEGACY?
March 5 • Multicultural Center • 1:15pm-2:15pm
Hear from former and current Sac State students regarding how they’ve left a legacy and how you can too.
DOLORES HUERTA FILM SCREENING & PANEL DISCUSSION
March 7 • university Union—Redwood Room • 5pm-8pm
A screening of the film “Dolores”, a documentary on the life of farmworker rights organizer Dolores Huerta. A panel discussion will follow.
A DAY OF SERVICE
March 9 • University Union—Hinde Auditorium • 3pm-5pm
Join us in a discussion on the importance of community service and volunteerism as a means for social change.