César E. Chávez: Event Calendar 2013
April 24, 2013 11:03:44 AM PDT
Find the 2013 César E. Chávez schedule of events (PDF).
In celebration of the life and achievements of César E. Chávez and in conjunction with the California State holiday, UCSD presents an annual series of events.
These events are open to the San Diego community in recognition of César E. Chávez's contributions as a champion of human rights, a leader in the struggle for working families, and a disciple of the philosophy of non-violence.
UCSD observes the César E. Chávez holiday Friday, March 29.
Friday, March 15
15th Annual essay contest deadline
This year’s topic for 9th-12th graders is:
- Describe your personal inspiration or experience bettering a cause referencing Chavez’ core values.
- More info: eaop.ucsd.edu
20th Annual MECha National Conference
The Fifth Sunset, the Sixth Sunrise
(Re)Defining/(Re)Imagining the 21st Century Chican@ Struggle.
Friday, March 23
Annual César E. Chávez Day of Service
Friday, March 29
UCSD observes the César E. Chávez Holiday
Saturday, March 30
29th LMSA conference: Waves of Change-Improving the Health of our Community
Speakers, workshops, and exhibitors for high school students, undergrads, med students, and physicians.
4th Annual La Hermandad show
An exhibition honoring the history of Chican@ and Filipin@ activism; through April 8.
Wednedsay, April 3
UC San Diego's 2013 César E. Chávez Celebration Kickoff!
UCSD’s opening event features Hilda Solis, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, and awards honoring individuals for furthering César Chávez’s ideals in their communities. Lunch is $8 (C/LSA members-$7, UCSD students-$5) and benefits MEChA’s Raza graduation.
Hilda Solis: What César Chávez Symbolizes in the 21st Century
The first Latina to serve as Secretary of the Department of Labor shares her perspective on the critical role that higher education plays in creating a highly skilled and diverse workforce. A reception follows (parking is $4 after 4:30 p.m.).
Saturday, April 6
35th Annual Cultural Celebration
Music, dance, food, and art from around the world. Children's activities. Free parking.
- 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Thurgood Marshall College
- Info: (858) 534-4390
Monday, April 8
César E. Chávez Community Breakfast
Honoring César E. Chávez's legacy in the region and recognizing this year's essay contest winners. Tickets are $40.
- 7:30 a.m., Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel (downtown San Diego)
- Info: sdchavez.org
Tuesday, April 16
Leaving Home, Moving Beyond: Chicana/os Abroad
Meet with study abroad staff & Chicana/o students who have studied outside the U.S.
Wednesday, April 17
States of Deliquency: Race and Science in the Making of California's Juvenile Justice System
UC Davis Associate Professor Miroslava Chávez-García explores race and science in the making of California’s juvenile justice system.
- 4–6 p.m., Dolores Huerta/ Philip Veracruz Room
- Info: email@example.com, (323) 422-2604
Thursday, April 18
C. Chavez Service Club internship info
Learn how to join passion and earning UCSD credits through AIP.
The Chicana Canvas: Doing Class, Gender, Race, and Sexuality Through Tattooing in East Los Angeles
A presentation of Xuan Santos' ethnography.
Saturday, April 20
Chicano Park's 43rd Anniversary: Aztlan's Jewel, A National Treasure
Enjoy the festivities. Free transportation from UCSD plus lunch at the historic Las Cuatro Milpas restaurant.
- All day, Las Cuatro Milpas restaurant (Barrio Logan)
- Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (858) 534-1585
Sunday, April 21
Everything Comes From the Streets
Alberto Pulido and Rigoberto Reyes’ new documentary film tracing the origins & history of lowriding in San Diego
Tuesday, April 23
Latinos Beyond Reel: Challenging a Media Stereotype (2012 film)
Documentary by Miguel Picker and Chyng Sun. A discussion follows.
Tuesday, April 30
La Mission (2009 film)
Starring Benjamin Bratt
Monday, May 6
Raza Awareness week begins!
Tuesday, May 7
Chicano Legacy: 40 Años Mural (2011 documentary film)
Chronicles the back story, installation, and unveiling of the Mario Torero mural at Peterson Hall.
Wednesday, May 8
Compadre and Kasama: Moments of Chican@ and Pin@y Solidarity
Literature professor Amanda Lee A. Solomon discusses the legacy of Filipino agricultural organizing and interethnic coalitions.
Saturday, May 25
Chican@ Legacy Mural Re-Dedication
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