Con Dolores Y César

César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta, co-founders of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW).
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Texas State University honors, remembers and celebrates César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta, co-founders of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). The UFW transformed from a workers' rights organizations into a union as a result of a series of strikes in 1965.

Through self-sacrifice, a commitment to nonviolence, and their spirituality, César Chávez and Dolores Huerta changed a nation. Together they fought against agribusiness, and organized thousands of laborers so they could earn a living wage and have humane working conditions.

The U.S. President proclaims March 31st - César E. Chávez Day in the United States.  Individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate in service to the community to honor Chávez's life and work.  Just as importantly, we celebrate and honor Dolores Huerta, co-founder of UFW and activist, for her role in the success in the movement. The life and work of Dolores Huerta is observed as an official holiday in US states of Arizona, California, and Washington, on April 10th, Dolores' birthday, as Dolores Huerta Day.

César E. Chávez speaking at a protest
Dolores Huerta speaking at news conference
Dolores Huerta speaking at a protest
César E. Chávez at a protest
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César E. Chávez at a peaceful protest
César E. Chávez speaking at a UFW rally
Dolores Huerta speaking at a United Farm Workers of America rally

Together, César E. Chávez, Dolores Huerta, the United Farm Workers, and residents of the California valley boycotted local grocery stores, picketed farm fields, and marched the 340-mile pilgrimage in the name of civil rights and dignity. The UFW organized strikes and boycotts, participated in civil disobedience, protested for equal pay and safe working conditions, and achieved civil liberties during the 1970s. Women, Mexican Americans, and Filipino Americans played pivotal roles in the migrant and farm worker movement. Members of the movement sacrificed their lives to create a better tomorrow and across various issues including restoration of land grants, farm workers’ rights, enhanced education, voting, and political rights.

Dolores Huerta: “Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”

Open House of Gratitude at Texas State

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This is a come-and-go event.

Thursday, March 31, 2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Inclusive Excellence
LBJ Student Center, Suite 2-20.0
Second floor adjacent to the University Bookstore

All Texas State University Staff in Custodial Operations, Facilities, Facilities Management, Facilities Operations, Facilities Planning Design, Grounds & Waste Management Operations, Utility Operations and essential staff in supportive and laborer related roles are invited to attend. This is an open invitation.

The goal of this day-long program is to demonstrate our collective appreciation for maintaining a safe, inclusive, and productive learning environment for our students day-in and day-out throughout the year.

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What to expect?

Café y Pan Dulce

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Popcorn and view documentaries about the César Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Worker Movement

Reading nook with books focused on César Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and the United Farm Worker Movement will also be provided for leisure reading in the Unity Lounge. Books are on loan from Alkek Library.

Certificates of Appreciation with Photo Station

* All items are first-come, first-serve. 

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