March 20, 2019
This April, UC San Diego presents a monthlong series of events in recognition of the life and achievements of the late American labor leader and civil rights activist César E. Chávez. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to join in the educational and celebratory events, which are centered around this year’s theme of "United, Resistant & Unafraid: Building Bridges, Breaking Down Walls!” Events range from a kickoff luncheon that honors social changemakers to an exploration of the art and culture of Chicano Park and a panel discussion on new narratives of activism and feminism.
Chávez served as the principal figure in the struggle for working families as co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW). California observes César E. Chávez Day on March 30 with a call to service, community and educational programs to honor his enduring legacy of nonviolent social change and service to others.
To view the month-long calendar of events, visit:
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 as we recognize the legacy and contributions of César E. Chávez.