CSU, Chico Community Honors the Legacy of César Chávez With a Week of Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 03-27-2017

Sean Murphy
Public Affairs
530-898-6492

California State University, Chico students will honor the legacy of César Chávez this week with acts of service, community and education during events on and around campus. The week’s events begin with an educational fair on Tuesday that will provide information about Chávez’s life and legacy and will culminate with the seventh annual ‘Cats in the Community day of service on Friday.

Chávez’s life work revolved around improving treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers and his legacy can still be felt today. Additionally, Chávez was instrumental in the passage of the California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, which established collective bargaining rights for farm workers.

CSU, Chico and other state universities and offices will be closed on Friday, March 31 to commemorate Chávez’s birthday and give students the opportunity to participate in civic engagement.

The CSU, Chico community will be active locally, with more than 150 volunteers scheduled to participate in a wide range of tasks at more than a dozen locations throughout Chico, including litter pickup in Bidwell Park, raking leaves and window washing at the Boys and Girls Club and cleanup activities at the Butte Humane Society and Chico Animal Shelter.

The event schedule for the entire week is:

Remembering Chávez Educational Fair
Tuesday, March 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trinity Commons
Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and MEChA

In Remembrance of César Chávez Art Gallery
Tuesday, March 28, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Trinity Commons
Hosted by MEChA

César Chávez Information Session
Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Sutter Courtyard
Hosted by Prime Time Housing

‘Cats in the Community
Friday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Meet at Wildcat Recreation Center
Hosted by Associated Students Community Affairs Council

César Chávez Day March
Friday, March 31, 1 p.m.
Meet at Trinity Commons
Hosted by MEChA

Visit the César Chávez Foundation website to learn more about the civil rights activist’s life and accomplishments.

CSU, Chico is proudly committed to service, with approximately 2,000 students donating over 60,000 volunteer hours annually through Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE), extensive civic engagement curriculum and placement in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. To learn more about ‘Cats in the Community, including volunteering, visit the website or contact CAVE Program Director Ann Schwab at 530-898-5940.

For questions about the week’s events, please call Tray Robinson, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at 530-898-4764.

Those with questions regarding accessibility at any of these events can contact the Accessibility Resource Center at 530-898-5959. 

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