César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Day

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César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Day is an annual day of celebration and call to action at the George Washington University hosted by the Multicultural Student Services Center, Cisneros Hispanic Institute, RGSLL Department/ Spanish Program, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement, and Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. 

Honoring the life, work, and values of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, this event is a unique and exciting opportunity to join together as a community of dedicated individuals and organizations committed to ensuring the continued legacy of two of our foremost human rights activists, and true American heroes.



3rd Annual César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Day Celebration Schedule

Hailing Cesar Film Screening - Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Join Eduardo Chavez, grandson to civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, in a screening and discussion of his documentary, Hailing Cesar. In the film, Eduardo embarks on a journey to connect with his grandfathers legacy. He begins work as a farm-worker, picking grapes in the field, like his father and grandfather before him, and learns first hand the kind of work that goes into putting fruits and vegetables on peoples plates. Through his personal journey, as he reconnects with his families legacy, we learn about Ceasar Chavez's plight to create equality for farm-workers as well as the current conditions that they face in the fields and back at home.

5:00pm-6:00pm: Pre-Screening Reception - Phillips Hall Room 511 (801 22nd Street NW)

6:00-8:00pm: Hailing Cesar Screening and Discussion - Marvin Center 309 (800 21st Street NW)

César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Day- Friday, March 30th, 2018

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta through a day-long celebration that will include student artwork exhibitions, interactive workshops, student and DC community organization displays, performances, panel discussions, and much more!

9:30am-4:00pm: Values Fair, Workshops, and Museum - Marvin Center 3rd and 4th floors (800 21st Street NW

Values Fair (Marvin Center 309): Meet GW organizations, departments, and DC organizations whose work embodies the core values of Cesar Chavez!

Workshops (Marvin Center 307 & 308): Attend any of our 45-minute workshops designed to celebrate César Chávez and Dolores Huerta's lives, work, and commitment to reform.

Museum (Marvin Center 310): Explore our artwork exhibition of photos, poems, paintings, and other interactive forms of artwork from GW students and community members.

6:00-8:00: Closing Program -  Marvin Center Grand Ballroom (800 21st Street NW)

Our closing program will include a panel on the LatinX experience, a speech from Eduardo Chavez, filmmaker and grandson to Cesar Chavez, a spoken word performance from GW Alumna Liz Acevedo, and many other distinguished guests! Refreshments will be served.


Interested in Participating?

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are all invited to attend. In addition to joining us as a participant, you are also invited to be a part of the day as a logistics volunteer, Values Fair table, or workshop facilitator!

Logistic Volunteers 

We are looking for logistic volunteers for our Hailing César Film Screening on the 29th and throughout the entire day on the 30th. Volunteers will help us direct participants on the 3rd and 4th floor of the Marvin Center, assist with set-up and take-down, and ensure the day runs smoothly.



Values Fair Tabling

Set up as a tabling event, the Values Fair will have three time blocks (9:30-12:0012:20-2:002:00-3:30) in which you and your organization can sign-up to "table". Your organization will be 1 of 12-15 other groups that will have the opportunity to network with approximately 500 members of the GW Community! As a part of tabling, your organization will select one of Chávez's Ten Core Values and present your work/mission through the lens of that value, identifying how your work embodies that particular value(s). 

Please note that this is a nonpartisan event and does not represent an endorsement.




Through 45-minute workshops, we hope to educate the greater George Washington community on the life and works of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, advocate for social justice issues that still affect our society and, most of all, celebrate the service and commitment to reform that Chávez and Huerta embodied every day of their lives. 

Please note: Your proposed workshops can take many forms! They can be educational, advocacy-based, a panel, presentation, or art/music performances on a topic of your choice related to social justice and/or the Latinx community.



We look forward to sharing together in this celebration and call to action!