April 2, 2009
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
The life and achievements of César E. Chávez, labor leader and champion of human rights, will be observed with a month-long series of diverse activities during April at the University of California, San Diego.
This year’s celebration includes:
April 6: the annual César E. Chávez Celebration Kickoff from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the International Center. UC San Diego will recognize MANA de San Diego, a community group and two individuals – UCSD staff member, Patrick Velasquez and alumnus Christopher Yavoc ’99, for their efforts to further the ideals of Cesar Chavez in their communities.
April 13: Dr. Joan Cordova will speak on Filipinos in the Fields--Conflicts and Coalitions at noon in the Cross-Cultural Center.
April 23: Screening of the film, A Class Apart, the story of the first Mexican American attorneys to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court at 4:30 p.m. at the Cross-Cultural Center.
For more information on the month-long celebration, please visit:
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.