Cesar Chavez Day speaker at UNK on Wednesday (March 31)

Jenny Holen
UNK Office of Multicultural Affairs, 308.865.8127

Guest Speaker – Marc Grossman

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Ponderosa Room A and B, Nebraskan Student Union

Free and open to the public.  Free refreshments.

Sponsored by Hispanic Students Association, Lambda Theta Nu and Office of Multicultural Affairs

Marc Grossman was Cesar Chavez’s long-time press secretary, spokesman and personal aide, and directed international media coverage of his funeral in Delano, California in 1993.   He still serves as spokesman for the United Farm Workers of America.

Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)

“Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona.  He was a true American hero, a civil rights, farm worker and labor leader.  He is the founder of the United Farm Workers Union.  This Union was the first successful farm workers Union in American history to gain countless rights and protections such as fair wages, medical coverage, pension benefits and humane living conditions for hundreds of thousands of  farm workers.

His union’s efforts brought about the passage of the groundbreaking 1975 California Agricultural Labor Relations Act to protect farm workers. Today, it remains the only law in the nation that protects the farm workers’ right to unionize.

In 1993, his family and friends established the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation to educate people about the life and work of this great American civil rights leader, and to engage all, particularly youth, to carry on his values and timeless vision for a better world.”