On April 1st, Californians will observe the second annual Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning. Campuses throughout the University of California also plan to honor the civil rights and labor leader’s legacy with a series of events.
The following are among the activities taking place across the UC system:
Â· UC Davis
The Law School at the University of California, Davis will pay tribute to Cesar Chavez with a weeklong series of noontime discussions and a film screening.
(March 18 through March 22)
Click here for a day-to-day schedule of topics and speakers.
Â· UC Riverside
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) along with other campus organizations is hosting the first Annual Cesar E. Chavez 5K Fun Run/Walk-a-thon. The event takes place Saturday March 30, 2002 at UC Riverside. This fundraising event will benefit the Eastside community of Riverside and the M.E.Ch.A. Alumni Scholarship Fund. For more information call Chicano Student Programs at (909) 787-3821.
UCSD Students Affairs Vice Chancellor Joe Watson will honor seven high school students who won the third annual Cesar Chavez Essay Contest. Staff from UCSD’s Early Academic Outreach Program were among the judges who selected the winners from 290 entries. They will be recognized at the Cesar E. Chavez Community Breakfast on Friday, April 5 at the San Diego Convention Center.
UCLA will be presenting its third annual Cesar E. Chavez Spirit Award to Dolores Huerta. The award honors individuals who promote the principles, goals and humanitarian qualities of the late labor leader. Huerta, who is President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers Union, labored with Chavez to improve the working conditions of field workers. The event, which will also be a fundraiser for student scholarships, takes place at the UCLA Faculty Center from 6 pm to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2002.