The purpose of the César E. Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series is to advance the social justice and cultural awareness agenda that César Chávez and others worked so hard to achieve. Each year, a forum of distinguished panelists is invited to provide an intellectual and thought-provoking opportunity for students, faculty, staff and communities to gain a greater understanding of the most complex issues to face our nation. It is in that spirit that we celebrate this legacy with our annual César E. Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series event.
Special Recognition and Sponsorship:
Wells Fargo Bank and the Associated Students of Sierra College
Supported by: César Chávez Foundation, Academic Senate, New Legacy Committee, Puente Program, Puente Club, Gender Equity Committee, Latino Leadership Council of Placer County, American Association of University Women, Puente Program, Puente Club, Spectrum Committee, Indigenous Peoples Club
Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:30-2:00pm, Dietrich Theatre
Contact: Dr. Reyes Ortega, email@example.com
Background: For a generation of Americans, César E. Chávez (1927-1993) was the voice of farmworkers and of the Mexican American people. Chávez earned this position through his role as founder and organizer of the United Farm Workers union, through his leadership in the Chicano Movement, and through his crucial role in politics. As a result of his efforts, the concerns of Mexican American and other Latino peoples in the United States were, for the first time, brought into the national political debate. (Botz, 2006).