César Chávez Celebration | Si Se Puede!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – The Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc/Mexican Fiesta has the honor to invite you to celebrate the César Chávez birthday on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Flores Hall located at 2997 S. 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215.
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 gained national awareness. He went on several hunger strikes to highlight his campaigns.
At this celebration, we are highlighting his dedication for better working conditions for farmers. As part of the event we are inviting two civil right activists that were part of this movement to share their stories:
- Founder of Obreros Unidos/The United Workers Union
- First Latino CEO of United Migrant Opportunity Services (1969)
- Activist for equality and justice
- Helped start La Raza Unida, a student activist organization
A photo exhibition will be on display from artist, journalist and photographer, David Giffey, highlighting his publication Struggle for Justice (LUCHA por la Justicia): The Migrant Farm Worker Labor Movement in Wisconsin, a chronicle of Wisconsin and Texas co-authored with Jesús Salas. And to conclude the celebration we will be shown César Chávez movie “History is made one step at a time”. Join us for a great celebration, the event is totally free and open to the public. Free popcorn!
Attached you will find the postcard about this event, please feel free to share this information with your social network, family, and friends. For more information please contact us at 414-383-7066. Seats are first come first served. Limited capacity.
Event subject to change without prior notice.
Date & Location
Sunday, March 31st, 2019
2997 S. 20th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215