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LMU Celebrates the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

LMU Celebrates the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

LMU is gearing up to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez on Thursday, Apr. 3. The event will include a special mass at 12:15 p.m. in Sacred Heart Chapel followed by performances and the annual Worker Appreciation Lunch.

Chavez, who dedicated most of his life’s work to improving the work conditions for farm laborers, is honored in various ways throughout California. Several LMU groups have partnered to host a special take on the festivities.

“The best thing about all this is that we want to bring to life Cesar Chavez’s legacy by honoring our own Sodexho and Facilities Management employees,” explained Carlos Rodriguez, vice president of LMU's Students for Labor and Economic Justice (S.L.E.J.).

Rodriguez and other students in the organization will take turns covering shifts for LMU’s catering and facilities staff, so that they have the opportunity to attend the program. “We are recognizing their contributions as vital members of our community,” he said.

LMU professors will be among the guest speakers. Music and folkloric dances will also be part of the program that is open to everyone.

Click here to print a poster. For more information, please contact Campus Ministry at 310.338.2860 or Chicano/Latino Student Services at 310.338.1880.

To learn more about Cesar Chavez, visit www.chavezfoundation.org.