‘Cats in the Community Day of Service, Other Events Planned to Honor César Chávez

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 03-18-2015

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
530-898-4260

California State University, Chico students will honor the legacy of César Chávez with a ‘Cats in the Community clean-up and other events, Tuesday, March 31. 

Student Kou Her washes windows for Cats in the CommunityCSU, Chico and other state university campuses and offices are closed that day in observance of César Chávez’s birthday. For several days leading up to and including March 31, CSU, Chico students are encouraged to help out in the community and commemorate the holiday in thoughtful and respectful ways.

During ’Cats in the Community, students, faculty, staff and community members will meet at 9:30 a.m., March 31, in front of the Wildcat Recreation Center and travel to various locations to pick up trash and provide clean-up services. Around 2 p.m., volunteers are invited back to the WREC for a complimentary lunch and a raffle, music and games.

Other events include a rally March 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinity Commons; a César Chávez art gallery March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the CCLC (Merriam Library Room 172); a screening of the movie “César Chávez” March 30 at 7 p.m. in the University Housing and Food Services’ UHUB; and a volunteer fair March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Butte College in Oroville.

For more information about these activities and the legacy of César Chávez, go to http://www.csuchico.edu/cesarchavez/index.shtml. The website was created by the campus Cultural Holiday, Events and Celebrations Committee, whose purpose is to raise awareness about César Chávez Day and other cultural holidays.

People who require an accommodation in order to participate in any of these events or who have questions about accessibility should contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959.

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Caption: Social Science major Kou Her washes windows at Trinity United Methodist Church in Chico as part of the 2014 ’Cats in the Community day of service. Photo by Quinn Western.