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Day of Service to Honor César Chávez

By Christine Vaughan

Students, faculty and staff will join together on Monday, March 31 for a special all-campus community service day to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist César Chávez.

CSUSM’s César Chávez Day of Service will coincide with César Chávez Day, a state holiday held in remembrance of the late founder of the United Farm Workers Union and pioneer in the struggles for fair wages and humane working conditions for farm workers and their families. Chávez is revered as one of the greatest American civil rights leaders.

March 31, which often falls during CSUSM’s spring break and is a holiday for all CSU campuses, commemorates Chavez’s birthday.

“César Chávez and his work hold great meaning to our campus,” said Anna Fleming, service partner liaison. “A lot of what he spoke about anchored on the fundamental idea that as a community we need to help others and be of service to our neighbors.”

César Chávez
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community...Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
César Chávez