CONTACT: Margie Yu Public Affairs Specialist (323) 343-3047
Cal State L.A. Office of Public Affairs (323) 343-3050 Fax: (323) 343-6405
For immediate release:
Cal State L.A. to Celebrate
Cesar Chavez Day
What & Who:
The Center for Student Development and Programs at Cal State L.A. to host a Cesar E. Chavez Remembrance with a film presentation of The Fight in the Fields, in order to celebrate the life and leadership of Cesar Chavez born on March 31. This movie illustrates the struggles of the Latino civil rights movement that was inspired by Cesar Chavez as well as the United Farm Workers Union.
When: Tuesday, April 6, 2004, 6 p.m.
Where: Cal State L.A. University-Student Union, Maxwell Theatre. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys. Public (dispenser) parking is available in Lots C, F and G or upper level of Parking Structure II.
Cesar E. Chavez, the son of a migrant farm worker, organized nationwide boycotts of grapes, wine, and lettuce in an attempt to bring pressure on California growers to sign a comprehensive contract with the UFW. From 1952 to 1962, he worked with a community service organization founded by Saul Alinsky; he registered voters and worked in community relations. In 1962, he left to begin organizing farm workers and subsequently founded the United Farm Workers.
Info: Free to the public. For more information, call the Center for Student Development and Program at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-5110.
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