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ASU celebrates the life and memory of Cesar Chavez


March 10, 2006

The Hispanic Honor Society of Arizona State University, MECha and the Latino Events Committee will join together to celebrate Cesar Chavez and his work for social justice with a variety of events running March 20 to March 21. Community events include:

Monday, March 20: Brown bag lunch and a Movie: “Chicano! The History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement.” The documentary addresses the history of the Chicano Movement. It is an indispensable resource for scholars and students. Participants are encouraged to watch, share and discuss. (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., University Center Building. Popcorn and lemonade will be provided.)

Tuesday, March 21: AFL-CIO moderated student panel discussion: “The Impact of Cesar Chavez’ Message Today: The Dream Act, labor rights and other issues affecting Latinos living in the United States.” Participants are encouraged to ask questions, share their thoughts and discuss the issues. Also, all Senate and House bills affecting Latinos in Arizona will be available for review. (12 to 1:30 p.m., La Sala. Light refreshments will be served.)

ASU's West campus is located at 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix. All events are free and open to the public.