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.

About The Event

Student Activities hosts Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning, a spring semester day of service similar to the fall semester service event, Make a Difference Day.

Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Check-in and educational demonstrations about Cesar Chavez will occur on Saturday, March 31 in the Memorial Union Building Alumni Lounge from 8:00-9:00am.


Volunteer projects will vary but most will happen locally from 9am-12pm. There may be some opportunities that occur later in the day. During sign-ups, you can indicate if you're available for a later project.
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 Monday, March 26 @ 3:00pm

Sign-Ups will begin in late February/early March.