Cesar Chavez Day
What is Cesar Chavez Day?
In 1993, Chavez's family and friends established the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation to honor and celebrate his legacy and educate people about his life and work. The Foundation encourages all people, especially youth, to embody his motto, Si Se Peude; It Can Be Done. Chavez's birthday, March 31st, is already a holiday in eight states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin and many other localities across the country. During this day of service, students are encouraged to get involved in their communities by identifying issues and working to resolve them. It is a day of service and learning that highlights the struggles of underrepresented populations and strives to bring about change in a non violent manner.
About The Event
Student Activities, the Undergraduate Student Government, and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion are hosting Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning, a spring semester day of service similar to the fall semester event, Make a Difference Day.
Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Check-in and educational demonstrations about Cesar Chavez will occur on Friday, March 31 in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge from 3:00-5:00pm. If you're unable to check-in on Friday, we will also have check-in on Saturday, April 1 in the same location from 8:00-10:00am
Volunteer projects will vary but most will happen locally from 10am-12pm. Everyone who participates will receive a free t-shirt for their volunteer efforts!
Please note that each member of your organization/group needs to sign up individually. FINAL DEADLINE to register is Thursday, March 23 @ 3:00pm