Cesar Chavez Day is a US federal commemorative holiday, begun by the government in 2014 and has been celebrated in our country since the year of 2000. This holiday is annually recognized on March 31st and it celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist, Cesar Chavez. This holiday marked the first time a Latino Labor Leader was recognized and honored with its own public legal holiday. With dedication and selflessness, Cesar Chavez fought for farm worker’s rights, economic justice, and civil rights. It is a legacy that he will forever leave in our country and will serve as inspiration for generations to come.
This year in collaboration with the Office of Outreach, the Center for Leadership and Service, and our UNT Organizations we will be having the inaugural Cesar Chavez Day of Action at the University of North Texas. This will occur on Monday March 30th, 2020 with different activities and events throughout the whole day. We look forward to seeing you all there.
In addition to the day of activities we will also be hosting a Supply Drive benefiting the ANGRY Tias and Abuelas’, a non-profit whose mission is to provide basic necessities for the health, safety, and support for human dignity and justice, to individuals and families seeking asylum at our borders as they embark on their journeys to designations in the U.S.
Items needed for the drive:
Personal: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer (travel or full size accepted for all)
Baby items: Formula (wet or dry), Pedialyte, and baby wipes
If you or your office is willing and able to donate, all items can be dropped off in the Multicultural Center Office- Union 335
Tentative Agenda for Monday March 30th
12:00PM – Greetings Kick Off from The Consulate of Mexico in the Library Mall before the March
12:15PM – Solidarity Walk through UNT Campus- We will meet at the Library Mall
1:00PM-3:00PM – Tabling at the Union- Union 1st and 2nd Floor
1:00PM-3:00PM – Entertainment in the Syndicate
6:00PM-7:30PM – Screening of “Hailing Cesar”
7:30PM-8:30PM – Reflection Panel by UNT Students, Staff and Faculty
For more information please check back the website closer to the event or contact Cesar Quezada at Cesar.Quezada@unt.edu.