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UC San Diego Honors César E. Chávez

Since 2001, a committee of UC San Diego staff, faculty, students, and alumni have been invited each year to take part in planning the annual month-long celebration honoring César E. Chávez.

As a committee, we are proud of the collective work we do to celebrate the life and legacy of César E. Chávez. Our month-long celebration honors his achievements, raises awareness about the struggle for equal rights and highlights our campus’s commitment to equity, service and community engagement. Each year we look for lessons and fortitude from our past as we reflect on our current times. This year, like many, we I think we learn and remember Chavez and the UFW's 10 core values; services to others, sacrifice, helping the most needy and determination, to name a few.  ¡Si Se Puede!

Mario Garibay
César E. Chávez Planning Committee Chair

Melissa Diaz
César E. Chávez Planning Committee Vice-Chair

Mission Statement

The Cesar E. Chavez committee coordinates and promotes a month-long series of events that honor the legacy of Chavez by educating, inspiring, and empowering our Chicanx/Latinx and Raza community. 

The committee serves this community and ensures the focus of our events and initiatives will be University workers, staff, faculty, students both on campus and in the broader San Diego region. 

As a result of our month-long activities, our collective impact is a year-round long-lasting effect of creating and fostering a community on campus.