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César E. Chávez Celebration Calendar

Join us in celebrating the 21st Annual UC San Diego César E. Chávez Celebration month. Below is a list of the events that highlight this year's theme "Sustaining Chávez's Legacy".

April 6 | LEADING FOR CHANGE: Student Advocacy Across HSIs


The event is a UC wide zoom discussion organized by UC Chicanx Latinx Centers and Programs to host a critical platica with Dr. Gina Garcia, national scholar in higher education and student affairs, and our students on the following topics:
1. Servingness in HSRIs; what makes servingness unique in research, selective institutions?
2. Elevating the "R" in HSRIs
3. Disrupting the myth of "super HSIs"
4. Racism & microaggressions in HSIs
5. Anti-blackness and anti-Indigeneity in HSIs
6. Solidarity in HSIs across racial-ethnic groups


Location: Virtual

Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Gerardo Arellano at

April 7 | Kickoff and Awards Ceremony


Please join us for the 21st Annual César E. Chávez Celebration Kickoff and Scholarship Awards. This year's national theme: "Sustaining Chávez's Legacy" serves as a tribute to his commitment to social justice and respect for human dignity. The event will recognize student scholars, faculty/staff, alumni and community award recipients who further Chávez’s core values in their communities. This celebration highlights include an inspirational keynote speaker, special performances, a delicious boxed lunch, and more! All campus and community members are invited.

Register at:

Location: Price Center WEST Ballroom (in-person)

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

April 7 | The Vibrant Being: Luis Valdez in Conversation with Dr. Jorge Huerta


This is a presentation/conversation celebrating the 2021 publication of Luis Valdez's (El Teatro Campesino) book "Theatre of the Sphere: The Vibrant Being" that explores the principles that underlie his innovations as a playwright, teacher, and theatrical innovator. Mr. Valdez will be in conversation with UCSD Professor Emeritus Dr. Jorge Huerta who wrote the introduction to the book and has written extensively about Chicanx theater.

Location: Hojel Hall - Institute of the Americas (also live-streamed, link TBA)

Time: 4-5:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Jade Power Sotomayor at

April 14 | 5 Common Mistakes I Did Leading Others Before Integrating Restorative Practices


What kind of example do you set for those around you? In this workshop, participants will be able to learn skills modeled from restorative practices to cultivate connection, communication, affect, understanding, collaboration, and initial construct of relationships. You will be able to participate in a circle and learn practices that can help you integrate different approaches as a student leader.

Location: Zoom

Time: 2-3:20 p.m.

For more information, please contact Lizzy Gomez at

April 14 | Muir Student Affairs Movie Night


Please join Muir Student Affairs as we put on a movie to celebrate the legacy of César E. Chavez. The event will take place in Muir Quad and food will be served from TacoVilla!

Register at:

Location: Muir Quad

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Wyndi Valencia at or Mario Garibay at

April 29 | Underground Scholars Initiative Discussion with Arnulfo B. Solorzano


Join Underground Scholars for a Guest Speaker Discussion with Arnulfo B. Solorzano. An Imperial Valley resident since the 1950s, Arnulfo will reflect on the ways in which the civil rights work of César E. Chávez had an impact on him throughout his many years as a farmworker.

The Underground Scholars Initiative is building the prison to school pipeline through recruitment, retention, and advocacy for incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and system impacted students.

Location: Oasis Center Hall Court Yard

Time: 2:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Hall at

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