ALL ACADEMICS, STAFF AND STUDENTS AT UC SAN DIEGO (including UC San Diego Health)
UC San Diego Celebration of César E. Chávez Month
This year marks UC San Diego’s 21st annual community celebration of the life and achievements of César E. Chávez. A community organizer and civil rights activist, Chávez championed the rights of farm workers and civil liberties for Mexicans and Mexican Americans. All are invited to join in the month-long celebration that features numerous free programs centered on the theme "Sustaining Chavez's Legacy," which serves as a tribute to his commitment to social justice and respect for human dignity.
To kick off the festivities, we will feature two inspirational keynote speakers Nathaly Arriola Maurice, Special Assistant to President Biden and Director of Partnerships for The White House, and Julie Chávez Rodriguez, Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at The White House and granddaughter of César E. Chávez. Musical entertainment will be provided by DJ Akrite, Mariachi Nuevo San Diego and MALU. In addition, a boxed lunch will be provided at the end of the kickoff event.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to participate in this annual series that honors the achievements of César E. Chávez, raises awareness about the struggle for equal rights and highlights our campus’s commitment to equity, service and community engagement. View the month-long calendar of events online.
In recognition of this annual event, two hours of administrative leave with pay have been approved for employees to attend a UC San Diego César E. Chávez Celebration event. Supervisors, upon request, may approve the use of such leave when the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.
We would like to thank the members of the UC San Diego César E. Chávez Planning Committee for their work to coordinate these educational and celebratory campus activities. Please join us in celebrating the legacy and contributions of César E. Chávez and the Chicanx/Latinx community.
Pradeep K. Khosla Chancellor
Becky R. Petitt Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
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