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UC San Diego's 2014 César Chávez Celebration

Cesar Chavez

In celebration of the life and achievements of César E. Chávez and in conjunction with the California State holiday, UC San Diego presents an annual series of events.

Las Mañanitas Annual Fundraising Breakfast
Friday, March 28 | 7AM – 9AM | Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114

This year’s honoree: Hon. Maurice ‘Mo’ Jourdane. $50/ ticket - $500/table of ten – sponsorships are available. For more information contact linda.chavezclubs@cox.net.

César Chávez Movie: Red Carpet Event
Friday March 28 | 6PM | Movie Screening 9 pm |Regal Cinemas - Gaslamp

A bio-film about César Chávez, directed by Diego Luna, will be previewed at a Special Red Carpet Benefit for the UFW and UFW foundation. For information on Sponsorship and Ticketing inquiries, please visit iand@ufwfoundation.org or call (323) 264-2700.

Border Health Project: Fallbrook Health Fair
Saturday, March 29 | 1:30PM - 5PM |40477 Calle Roxanne, Fallbrook, CA 92093

The Border Health Project strives to provide primary medical care for one of the most underserved and marginalized populations in San Diego County - migrant workers. The Health Fair is presented in partnership with the Vista Community Clinic, Latino Medical Student Association and Chicanos/Latinos for Community Medicine. To volunteer please contact: ucsd.bhp@gmail.com.

César E. Chávez Commemoration Community Breakfast
Monday, March 31 | 7:15AM (doors open @ 6:30AM) | Wyndham San Diego Bayside  

Join the San Diego César E. Chávez Commemoration Committee at their annual Community Breakfast. Keynote Speaker: Rob Bonta, California State Assemblyman. $50/ticket - $500/table – Silent Auction For more information: http://www.sdchávez.org or email breakfast@sdchávez.org.

César E. Chávez Kickoff Lunch Celebration
Tuesday, April 1 | 11:30AM – 1PM | PC Ballroom B

UC San Diego’s opening event includes awards honoring individuals for furthering César Chávez’s ideals in their communities, this year’s high school essay contest winners, and features keynote speaker Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona, and award-winning journalist/columnist. He has been a  key player in recent movements in Arizona to protect Mexican American Studies, undocumented workers, and to halt racial profiling, he will provide updates on the struggles in Arizona. Lunch is $10 (general) $7 (CLSA members) $5 (students).

Lecture & Reading by Professor Claire Joysmith
Thursday, April 3 | 4PM | Certeau Rm, Literature Bldg

Professor Joysmith discusses her most recent anthology, CANTAR DE ESPEJOS: Mirrors & Bridges Across Borders, a translation of Chicana poetry into Spanish. The selection of poems includes work that covers poetry of the 1960’s and 1970’s that was associated with the Chicano/a Movement as well as 21st Century texts.  For more information: nomartin@ucsd.edu.

Diversity, Equity and the Compton Cookout: A 25-year Anniversary Perspective
Thursday, April 10 | 6PM - 8PM | Bear Room, Sun God Lounge

Dr. Patrick Velásquez of the San Diego Chicano/a Concilio will provide an analysis of his 25 years at UC San Diego that focuses on the campus’ progress toward diversity and equity. He will feature a brief video and discussion on the “Compton Cookout” in 2010 and the university’s subsequent “institutional commitments.” A light dinner will be provided. For more information: pvelasquez@ucsd.edu.

Unveiling of UCSD Farmworkers’ Documentation Archive + The March to Sacramento 1966
Wednesday, April 16 | 4PM - 6PM | Geisel Library

Geisel Library staff will announce UC San Diego’s purchase of the Farmworkers’ Movement on-line archive containing thousands of documents related to the history of the UFW and related events. A short video on the farmworkers’ union (NFWA/UFW) historic March to Sacramento in 1966 will be shown followed by a discussion with two key participants in the march: Roberto Bustos and LeRoy Chatfield, key Chávez advisors in the first decade of the union. For more information: hcervantes@ucsd.edu

Exploring Life Post-College: A Talk with Latina Professionals
Thursday, April 17 | 5PM – 7PM | Cross-Cultural Center Comunidad Rm

Come connect, build community, and network with UCSD Latina Alumnae in established professional careers.  Hear panelists share their post-college experiences as well as tips on navigating the professional world as a Latina. For more information: sandy.m.garcia94@gmail.com

César E. Chávez Artist in Residence Show
Thursday, April 17| 7pm | Visual Arts Presentation Lab (Room 149), SME Building

Local actor, writer, and Thurgood Marshall College Artist-in-Residence Fernando Vega will perform a one-man show on the life, struggles, and legacy of César Chávez in celebration of Chicano Legacy Month. This show focuses on Chávez's struggle to keep his movement non-violent and is based on public speeches and interviews. The show also features historical figures including Saint Francis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Ghandi. Vega will perform all of these characters who inspired Chávez. Free and open to the public. For more information, email tmcprovost@ucsd.edu.

Son Jarocho: “De La Raiz Hasta El Son”       
Thursday, April 17 | 7:30PM - 9PM | Location TBD

Through the art of Son Jarocho, which originated in the Mexican state of Veracruz, "el son" and "el zapateado" are used to express unity within our communities. Join local SD community members in creating "tarimas" and the art of "el son”. For more information: franciscomayer1@hotmail.com.

44th Annual Chicano Park Day
Saturday, April 19 | 10AM - 5PM | Chicano Park, Barrio Logan

Enjoy the festivities at Chicano Park in the community of Barrio Logan. Free transportation from campus (12pm leave Sun God Lawn – 3:30pm return). Lunch will be provided at the historic Cuatro Milpas Restaurant. For RSVP E-mail Marcia Strong, mstrong@ucsd.edu.

Speaking Truth to Power through Art:  Julio Salgado
Tuesday, April 22 | 2PM |Cross-Cultural Centr

Julio Salgado, an artist, activist, and an undocuqueer from Oakland (via Long Beach) will perform a pop-up art show and discuss art as part of movement building, the complexity in social movements, and the need to be innovative in the pursuit of justice. For more information: alm003@ucsd.edu.

Raza Resource Centro Dedication
Wednesday, April 23 | 4PM – 6PM | Raza Resource Centro

The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion invites all community members, students, faculty and staff to the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the Raza Resource Centro and to welcome the Centro’s new director, Gerardo Arellano. Enjoy food, music, and a tour of the RRC. To RSVP or for questions please email: vcedi-events@ucsd.edu.

Coalition and Contention: Pachucos, Manongs and Compadres
Friday, May 2 | 11:30AM – 1PM | Cross-Cultural Center

UC San Diego’s Cross-Cultural Center and the Raza Resource Centro present an overview of labor organizing in California and gendered class conflicts involving Pilipinos and Mexicans of the zoot suit era, farmworkers movement, and interethnic relations in the 20th Century. For more information: nmagpusao@ucsd.edu.            

Film Screening: Hecho en Mexico
Thursday, April 24| Noon-2 PM | Raza Resource Centro

Join us for a special screening of Hecho en Mexico (2012), a documentary on some of Mexico’s most iconic artists and performers including; Diego Luna, Lila Downs, Juan Villoro, and many others. A discussion and light refreshments will follow. For more information: hcervantes@ucsd.edu.

César E.  Chávez Service Club Presentation
May 2014 | 3PM – 4PM | Raza Resource Centro

Carlos and Linda LeGerrette worked with César Chávez in the UFW movement in San Diego. They are still passing along the teachings of César and the UFW by creating service clubs in his name throughout San Diego schools. UC San Diego students can intern and earn academic credit by being club coordinators and leaders. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information: hcervantes@ucsd.edu.

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