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Celebrating His Legacy of Non-Violent Social Change

On Campus March 25 Event Will Honor the Co-founder of the United Farm Workers

March 13, 2013

César E. Chávez

César E. Chávez

César E. Chávez and his legacy of nonviolent social change will be discussed and celebrated on campus Monday, March 25. The 4-9:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

Delivering the keynote address at 4 p.m. in the Titan Student Union’s Portola Pavilion will be Ambar Tovar from the César Chávez Foundation. She will speak about Chávez, his work and his legacy. Following the keynote address will be:

  • 4:45 p.m.: A trailer of a yet-to-be-released documentary on Chávez will be screened and a brief discussion will follow.
  • 5 p.m.: Esiquio Uballe, Cal State Fullerton associate dean of student life, will present “El Movimiento: The Struggle for Social Justice and Equality.”
  • 5:45 p.m.: Ballet Folklorico de CSUF will perform.
  • 6 p.m.: Community activists Benjamin Vázquez and Luis Garcia will speak.
  • 7 p.m.: Spoken word artist David A. Romero will perform.
  • 7:30 p.m.: “Precious Knowledge,” a documentary about ethnic studies in Arizona, will be screened.

“We are hosting this event to keep alive the legacy of César Chávez, an American hero who did so much to move forward civil rights in this country, and to remember that we need to continue organizing our communities for educational and social change,” said Elizabeth A. Suárez, coordinator of the Chicana and Chicano Resource Center.

The event is sponsored by the university’s Chicana and Chicano Resource Center, Asociación de Alumnos y Ex-Alumnos de Español and M.E.Ch.A. de CSUF.

For more information, call the Chicana and Chicano Resource Center at 657-278-2537.

By: Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586

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