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César E. Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series

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The purpose of the Cesar E. Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series is to advance the social justice and cultural awareness agenda that Cesar Chavez and others worked so hard to achieve. Each year, a forum of distinguished panelists is invited to provide an intellectual and thought-provoking opportunity for students, faculty, staff and communities to gain a greater understanding of the most complex issues to face our nation. It is in that spirit that we celebrate this legacy with our annual Cesar E. Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series event.

Special Recognition and Sponsorship:
Wells Fargo Bank, Associated Students of Sierra College and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee at Sierra College.

Supported by: Cesar Chavez Foundation, Academic Senate, New Legacy Committee, Puente Program, Puente Club, Gender Equity Committee, Latino Leadership Council of Placer County.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
12:30-2:00pm, Dietrich Theatre

Hidden Voices: Mexican American Women of WW II

Panelists:

  • Consuelo "Connie" Macias Harsell, Sergeant, 1st Marine Division
    • US Marine Corp, September 30, 1942-August 20, 1946
  • Mirtha Villarreal-Younger, Deputy Secretary for Minority Affairs
    • California Department of Vetrans Affairs
  • Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Associate Professor, author
    • University of Texas, Austin, School of Journalism
  • others (pending)

Contact: Dr. Reyes Ortega, reyesortega@sierracollege.edu


Topics:

  • 2014: The Women of Juarez/Las Mujeres de Juarez: How many more must die before it's too many?
  • 2013: American Executions: A conversation about capital punishment, race and incarceration
  • 2012: Reproductive Justice
  • 2011: A Legacy of Undocumented Workers: The Push and Pull Factors of Immigration
  • 2010: Does an African American President mean an end to racism?

Video Recording Collection:

  • 2014: The Women of Juarez/Las Mujeres de Juarez: How many more must die before it's too many? (available May 2014)
  • 2013: American Executions: A conversation about capital punishment, race and incarceration
  • 2012: Reproductive Justice
  • 2011: A Legacy of Undocumented Workers: The Push and Pull Factors of Immigration (unavailable)
  • 2010: Does an African American President mean an end to racism?

Cesar Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series audio recordings are available through iTunes U (You need iTunes installed on your PC or Mac)
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Background: For a generation of Americans, Cesar E. Chavez (1927-1993) was the voice of farmworkers and of the Mexican American people. Chavez earned this position through his role as founder and organizer of the United Farm Workers union, through his leadership in the Chicano Movement, and through his crucial role in politics. As a result of his efforts, the concerns of Mexican American and other Latino peoples in the United States were, for the first time, brought into the national political debate. (Botz, 2006).

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