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César E. Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series

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2019 César E. Chávez Higher Education Speaker Series

Social Media: Destroying or Saving Democracy?

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Sierra College Rocklin Campus will hold the annual Cesar Chavez Higher Education Speaker Series. This presentation will be held at the Dietrich Theatre from 12:30 - 2pm. It is free and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

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).

Rocklin campus is located at 5100 Sierra College Blvd. Rocklin. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers located on the campus parking lot.

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

Topics:

  • 2019: Social Media: Destroying or Saving Democracy
  • 2018: Human Trafficking: Sex, Slavery and Extortion
  • 2017: #DoAllLivesMatter?: Listening to Cross-cultural Perspectives
  • 2016: Israel and Palestine: A Dialogue for Peace
  • 2015: Hidden Voices: Mexican American Women of World War II
  • 2014: The Women of Juárez/Las Mujeres de Juárez: 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:

Videos are available on the Sierra College Office 365 video channel. Log in to Office 365, find the app, Video (you may need to click on "Explore all your apps" link), click on the Channels link, then Campus Events. There are four Cesar Chavez Speaker Series videos. Click on them to play.

  • 2018: Human Trafficking: Sex, Slavery and Extortion
  • 2017: #DoAllLivesMatter?: Listening to Cross-cultural Perspectives
  • 2016:  Israel and Palestine: A Dialogue for Peace
  • 2015: Hidden Voices: Mexican American Women of World War II (available May 2015)
  • 2014: The Women of Juárez/Las Mujeres de Juárez: 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 (unavailable)
  • 2010: Does an African American President mean an end to racism?

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Background: For a generation of Americans, César E. Chávez (1927-1993) was the voice of farmworkers and of the Mexican American people. Chávez 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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