Student Life

César Chávez Series

César Chávez: A Social Justice Series

March 28th-May 4th

 

Who is César Chávez?

César Chávez was a civil rights, Latino, farm worker, and labor leader; a religious and spiritual figure; a community servant and social entrepreneur; a crusader for nonviolent social change; and an environmentalist and consumer advocate.

For more than three decades Chávez led the first successful farm workers union in American history, achieving dignity, respect, fair wages, medical coverage, pension benefits, and humane living conditions, as well as countless other rights and protections for hundreds of thousands of farm workers. Against previously insurmountable odds, he led successful strikes and boycotts that resulted in the first industry-wide labor contracts in the history of American agriculture.

 Information obtained from chavezfoundation.org 

 

How To Get Involved

Pledge to do one of the following:

View and Discuss: "Blood, Sweat, and Berries" Showing on March 29th at 3pm in the Commons or view art projects between April 30th and May 3rd

Experience: Tour Burlington Migrant Camps on April 6th from 9am-3pm

Listen: Labor Union Speakers Panel on April 10th from 1pm-3pm in UW1-103

Watch: "Living Voices: La Causa" Performance on April 16th from 1pm-3pm in Mobius Hall

Volunteer: Help with food drive for Burlington Food Bank between April 30th-May 3rd or volunteer with the Youth Migrant Project in Burlington on May 4th at 9am

Create: Make and provide an art piece that educates and inspires our campus or create more projects on campus and beyond to educate and engage your community

Give Back: Donate food to the Burlington Food Bank during the food drive, from April 30th-May 3rd

Talk: Speak with peers, family members, and friends about what you learn during this series

Vote: Become informed about legislation and register and participate in voting