Con Dolores Y César: Si, Se Puede
SDI Office sponsors the Con Dolores y César: ¡Si Se Puede! (With Dolores and César: Yes, We Can!) to honor, remember and celebrate César E. Chávez , a co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). César E. Chávez Day is an official holiday in the U.S. states of California, Colorado and Texas, and, although not a federal holiday, the US President proclaims March 31st of each year as César E. Chávez Day in the United States. Individuals and organizations are encouraged to participate in service to the community to honor Chávez's life and work.
Just as importantly, we celebrate and honor Dolores Huerta, co-founder of UFW and activist, for her role in the success in the movement. It is important to raise awareness of the role of women and marginalized communities of color who played pivotal roles in the migrant and farm worker movement. Theses key individuals and groups organized strikes and boycotts, participated in civil disobedience, protested for equal pay and safe working conditions, and achieved civil liberties during the 1970s. The events highlight triumphs the UFW and their advocacy for the civil liberties of one of the most marginalized populations in our nation – farm workers.
Si, Se Puede - Lunch & Panel
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
LBJ Student Center - Room 3-15.1
Must RSVP to attend (RSVP below)
Open to all Students, Staff and Faculty
FOCUS OF PANEL
Participants will hear from a panel of self-identified womyn of color who are entrepreneurs, small business owners, and creatives who produce handmade art, artesana pieces, clothes, photography, and all-womyn of color -all-vinyl DJ collective. Panelist will share their experiences with organizing womyn of color-centered local mercados and starting their own small business. Topics of discussion will include empowerment of mujeres, intersectionality, cultural appropriation, togetherness and micro-economies.
PANELISTS - Photos provided below
tk karkashian tunchez
Las Ofrendas / Frida Friday ATX
Claudia G. Aparicio Gamundi
Bodega Visual / Chulita Vinyl Club
Daughter of the Wild
Lucero G. Archuleta
Lucero Photography / Little Details
Worker Appreciation Breakfast
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
The Worker Appreciation Breakfast provides Texas State community members with an opportunity to acknowledge and praise the various accomplishments of the many Texas State staff serving in Custodial Operations, Facilities, Facilities Management, Facilities Planning Design, Grounds Operation, and Utility Operations.
These hard working staff members are recognized with Certificates for Outstanding Contributions and hear a word of gratitude for their work from members of the Texas State community.
The breakfast is specifically for the identified group of Texas State Staff Members listed above.
Si, Se Puede Panelist
Sponsors and Collaborators include:
Alliance of Texas State
Coalition of Black Faculty & Staff
Hispanic Policy Network
Hispanic Student Success Initiative