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Sierra College Presents the Cesar Chavez Speaker Series Event: Israel and Palestine - A Dialogue for Peace

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On Thursday, March 31, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the Rocklin Campus Dietrich Theatre, Sierra College will present its annual Cesar Chavez Speaker Series event. The title of this year’s event is: Israel and Palestine: A Dialogue for Peace. This presentation is free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Distinguished Panelists:

  • Omar M. Dajani, J.D. Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law/Co-Director, Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development/Palestinian Negotiator, Legal Advisor and Political Officer with the UNSCO United Nations Middle East Peace Process (fmr.)
  • Michael Lerner, Ph.D. Rabbi, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue/American Political Activist/Author/Editor, Tikkun Magazine, Berkeley, CA/Recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr./Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award

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.

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).

The Sierra College Rocklin Campus is located at 5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA. Attendance at this forum is free, however there is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits can be purchased at machines located within the campus parking lot. For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at: 916-660-7272.

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