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MSU César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration

March 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Looking Back to Move Forward: A History of the Struggle and Where to Go From Here

Each year, the Michigan State University, Greater Lansing, and East Lansing communities gather at MSU to honor the legacy of two of the most prominent U.S. labor leaders and civil rights activists, César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta. The commemorative celebration includes a student leadership conference, community luncheon, where community leadership awards are announced, and a march to the MSU Libraries for a tour and brief presentation at the Cesar Chávez Collection.


8:30 a.m. | Registration check-in
9:00 a.m. | Welcome & remarks
9:15 a.m. | Documentary viewing (“War of the Flea: Fight for Xicano Studies,” Dr. Ernesto Todd Mireles)
10:30 a.m. | Workshops (Exercising Your Right to Vote / Farmworkers Today / Latinx Medical Student Panel)
11:30 a.m. | Lunch
12:00 p.m. | Keynote: Dr. Todd Mireles
12:45 p.m. | Leadership Award announcements
12:55 p.m. | Closing remarks
1:00 p.m. | March to the Chávez Collection (MSU Library, weather permitting)
1:45 pm. | Welcome: Dr Joe Salem, dean of University Libraries and director of MSU Libraries

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Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
219 S Harrison Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824 United States
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