University of California, San Diego
March 24, 2008
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
During the month of April, UC San Diego will celebrate the legacy of César E. Chávez – the Navy veteran, farm worker, champion of human rights, and advocate for non-violent solutions, dignity, and educational and economic opportunity for all.
This year’s celebration includes:
The annual César E. Chávez Celebration Kickoff Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 1 at the International Center Patio. Alberto Ochoa and Eva Bustos Melendez will be honored for furthering César Chávez’s ideals in their communities.
Manongs in the Fields will be presented by Marissa Pulido Rebaya, co-founder of Agbayani Village Pilgrimage Organizing Committee, at noon on April 24 at the Cross-Cultural Center. Rebaya will discuss the social conditions impacting the manongs, the Filipino farmers in America, and the coalition building which led to landmark union contracts.
For more information on the month-long celebration, please visit: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/chavez
I am approving two hours of administrative leave with pay so that employees may participate in a UC San Diego César E. Chávez activity, and I ask supervisors to allow employees to attend, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.
I 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 the UC San Diego César E. Chávez Planning Committee, special guests, visitors and me, as we collectively and publicly celebrate the legacy and contributions of César E. Chávez.