César E. Chávez activities at Grand Valley State University
ALLENDALE, MI: A week full of events will take place at Grand
Valley State University March 24-31, 2014 to honor César
Estrada Chávez, a Mexican-American farmworker and civil
rights activist. Events at Grand Valley are free and open to the
information on additional events.
- The Life and Legacy of César E. Chávez, March 24,
noon-1:30 p.m., room 2263, Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus.
Participants will learn about the life of Chávez, who co-founded
United Farm Workers.
César Estrada Chávez
- “César Chávez” film showing and discussion, March 28,
6:30 p.m., Celebration Cinema, Rivertown Crossings Mall,
- Day of Service, March 29, 9:30 a.m., Allendale Campus.
Student volunteers will wash, organize and package donated
clothes and items that will benefit migrant workers in Holland
- Young Lords in Lincoln Park, March 31, 4-5 p.m., Mary
Idema Pew Library, Multipurpose Room, Allendale Campus. José
Jiménez, founder of the Young Lords Movement, will
discuss the national grassroots movement for Puerto Rican and
Latino community empowerment. Grand Valley students and faculty
members have worked with Jiménez to
history of the movement.
clothing drive for local migrant farmworkers and
their families goes until March 31. Non-perishable food,
toiletries, women’s and men’s clothing, toys and books are
needed. Items can be dropped off in Office of Multicultural
Affairs at 1240 Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus.
“César E. Chávez’s legacy is one of fighting and advocating for
the farmworker community, so a drive is a great way to honor
him,” said Allison Roman, assistant director of the
Office of Multicultural Affairs. Seńor Chávez’s birthday is
The events are sponsored by OMA with support from many other
For more information, call (616) 331-2177.