UCSD to Honor Legacy of César E. Chávez

The university will host a month-long celebration featuring special events throughout campus

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    César Chávez Day is on Sunday, and the University of California, San Diego plans to honor the life and legacy of the Chicano civil rights leader for the next month with a series of special events.

    To kick things off, César Chávez Day will be observed on the UCSD campus on Friday, Mar. 29.

    After that, a series of events will follow over the next five weeks that include film screenings, a celebration of Chicano Park’s 43rd anniversary and a special keynote address from former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

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    The celebration kicks off with an opening event on Apr. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UCSD Price Center East Ballroom. The event features a lunch and awards ceremony honoring individuals following in Chávez’s footsteps in their communities. Tickets to the opening event can be ordered by calling (858) 534-6862.

    Then, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Apr. 3, Solid will speak at the Price Center East Ballroom, discussing Chávez’s contributions and what his Chicano civil rights work symbolizes in the 21st Century. A reception will follow the lecture.

    On Apr. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College will host its 35th Annual Cultural Celebration featuring music, dance, games and more family-friendly activities.

    On Apr. 20 UCSD students will be treated to a trip from UCSD to Barrio Logan to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Chicano Park. The trip includes a stop for lunch at the historic Las Cuatro Milpas restaurant.

    On Apr. 30, a screening of the 2009 film “La Mission” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center.

    A screening of the 2011 documentary “Chicano Legacy: 40 Años Mural” will be held on May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCSD Cross-Cultural Center. The film chronicles the backstory, installation and unveiling of the Mario Torero mural at Peterson Hall on campus.

    For a full, detailed list of upcoming Chávez-related events at UCSD, visit this website.

    “We are proud to celebrate the life and legacy of César E. Chávez at UC San Diego,” said Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “Our month-long series of events honor his achievements, raise awareness about the struggle for equal rights and underscore our campus’s commitment to equity, service and community engagement.”

    For a full, detailed list of upcoming Chávez-related events at UCSD, visit this website.
     

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