César Chávez Celebration | Si Se Puede!

On behalf of the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta we would like to invite you to our next virtual eventCesar Chavez | Get to know our history! Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 5:30pm. We will be honoring Cesar Chavez legacy and you will have the opportunity to learn more about the impact his leadership had on our community.  

Let’s get to know our history! César Chávez was born on March 31st, 1927 in Yuma Arizona. His family moved to California to work as migrant farm workers after losing their land in the great depression. In 1962, Chávez became a co-founder of the National Farm Workers’ Association, now known as the United Farm Workers. He became the best-known Latino American civil rights activist, leading the struggle for better rights for farm workers, his aggressive but nonviolent tactics made him gain national awareness. He went on several hunger strikes to highlight his campaigns. 

During this celebration, we will be highlighting his dedication for better working conditions for farmers. As part of the event, we are inviting three civil right activists that were part of this movement to share their stories. 

 

PANELISTS: 

Jesús Salas 

  • Founder of Obreros Unidos/The United Workers Union 

  • First Latino CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services (1969) 

David Giffey 

  • Artist, journalist, and photographer. 

  • Co-author of Struggle for Justice: The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin, a chronicle of Wisconsin and Texas 

Antonio Guajardo Jr. 

  • Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Board Member  

  • Director for North American fort the National Business Education Council 

Note: A Photograph exhibition featuring: LUCHA por la Justicia – Struggle for justice by David Giffey and UWM Archives will be held at the Mexican Fiesta office from April 5th – 9th from 10am to 4:30pm. Limited capacity. 

For more information please contact us at 414-383-7066.

Event subject to change without prior notice.

Note: A Photograph exhibition featuring: LUCHA por la Justicia – Struggle for justice by David Giffey and UWM Archives will be held at the Mexican Fiesta office from April 5th – 9th from 10am to 4:30pm. Limited capacity. 

Date 

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Online Event

*Free public event

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