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UTEP Schedules Activities to Honor César Chávez

The University of Texas at El Paso’s Chicano Studies Program has scheduled several activities on campus to celebrate renowned labor leader and civil rights advocate César Chávez in March and April 2018.

“The events are organized to give UTEP’s community and alumni the chance to honor Chávez, who rose to fame in the 1960s as the co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, and to maintain a high level of awareness about farmworkers and their relevance to the American economy,” said Dennis Bixler-Marquez, Ph.D., professor and director of UTEP’s Chicano Studies Program.

The listed screenings, performances and presentations on campus are free and sponsored by the program unless noted otherwise.

  • “Rape in the Fields: The Hidden Story of Rape on the Job in America,” a film by Frontline and Univision, will be screened at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Blumberg Auditorium on the first floor of the University Library.
  • “Black on Brown: African Influence on Latin American Guitar Music,” a performance with commentary by John Siqueiros, associate professor of practice, at noon Wednesday, March 28, in the Blumberg Auditorium.
  • “Lengua,” an original play written by Adriana Dominguez, Ph.D., clinical professor of theater, will be performed at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018, in the Basement Theatre in the Fox Fine Arts Center. Donations will be accepted for this performance sponsored by UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Information: 915-747-6213.
  • “The Moral and Political Philosophy of Immigration: Liberty, Security and Equality,” is a book and panel presentation that will be led by José Jorge Mendoza, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Geological Sciences Building, Reading Room. Additional sponsors are UTEP’s Department of Philosophy, the Liberal Arts Honors Program, and the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies. Information: 915-747-6617.

Click here for a full calendar of events to recognize Chávez’s legacy. For more information, call 915-747-5462.

2017 La Fe Children’s César Chávez Day March set for Friday

Children from Segundo Barrio’s La Fe Preparatory School (LFPS) will honor the life and legacy of Chicano Icon César E. Chávez this Friday morning (March 31, 2017) by following in his footsteps and marching for their community’s rights.

This Friday would have been the civil-rights icon’s 90th birthday.

At least 260 LFPS’ students and their teachers will march out the school’s front door at 10 a.m. and walk east on Father Rahm Avenue. They will turn south on Ochoa Street and then west on 7th Avenue. The students will then march north on Campbell Street back toward their school’s playground.

“Our students may be little children, but at their tender age they are already beginning to understand that their community needs to unite and demand their rights to a good education, a dignified home, to fair wages in a safe workplace, and to quality, affordable health care,” said Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe CEO Salvador Balcorta.

LFPS’ educators have been working closely with the school’s students to teach them about the important and groundbreaking contributions of activist heroes like César Chávez. “César would have been proud to see these little ones becoming tomorrow’s leaders. They are being taught and raised to be confident, educated, and proud voices of their community. Teaching our youth what it means to be a true activist and an informed voter is everyone’s responsibility,” Balcorta added.

After the march, the LFPS’ students will release balloons in Chavez’ memory and take part in classroom activities that focus on Chávez’ life and legacy.

The children’s march is part of the school’s observation of César Chávez and Social-Justice Month.

The LFPS is a public, dual-language immersion charter school based in the heart of El Paso’s historic Segundo Barrio. The school offers its 260-Plus students, most of whom live in this low-income community, an arts, culture, and technology-based curriculum.

What:  2017 La Fe Children’s César Chávez Day March
When: 10 a.m., Friday, March 31, 2017
Where: La Fe Preparatory School, 616 E. Father Rahm Avenue

Annual La Fe Cesar Chavez Celebration set for Saturday

Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe once again hosts the Annual La Fe César Chávez Celebration, a community festival honoring the life, legacy, and vision of one of our nation’s greatest leaders.

The celebration will take place from 3 to 9 p.m., Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 721 S. Ochoa, in the heart of historic Segundo Barrio. The festival’s main stage will feature live performances including El Paso Chicano hip-hop and rap artist Sabor Gandaya; Grupo Budda; the Bowie High School Mariachi; and the La Fe Preparatory School.

The evening’s headliners are El Paso music legends Little Mike and the Blue Kings. For more than 50 years, “Little Mike” Saenz has been one of the region’s most recognized and beloved performers of “El Paso-style” oldies. Los Payabrothers, Elsa from Frozen, Payasito Resortito, and Batman will be among the performers in the event’s children’s area.

Gorditas, Juarez-style hot dogs, aguas frescas, nachos, corn in a cup, and other delicious foods and refreshments will be on sale throughout the event.

Admission is free and all proceeds from food and refreshment sales will benefit La Fe’s cultural, arts, and educational programming. This event is made possible thanks to support from the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, the Texas Commission on the Arts, and community members.

For more information about this and all La Fe events, please call the La Fe Culture and Technology Center at (915) 545-7190.

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