César E. Chávez Events next week

20th Anniversary gala with a picture of Cesar E. Chavez banner

Tuesday, October 20 | 3-4 p.m. 

Join our panelists as they discuss the history of how our committee and education community has marched for social justice together over the last 20 years. We will converse about the immense impact our scholarships have had on our students, the great efforts of educating our community, and the important work that is still needed to move forward the legacy of César E. Chávez.

Panelists include:

  • Dr. Kevin Quinn, president, Aquinas College
  • Dr. Richard Pappas, president Davenport University
  • Dr. Bill Pink, president, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Dr. Philomena Mantella, president, Grand Valley State University

Moderated by Dr. Jesse Bernal, vice president for inclusion, equity, and presidential initiatives at Grand Valley State University

Wednesday, October 21 | 6-7 p.m.

Paul and Andrés Chavez, son and grandson of César E. Chávez, respectively, will speak on the legacy of their father and grandfather. Get to know the man behind the movement that has shaped the world and how we activate our communities to fight for social justice and human dignity.

Thursday, October 22 | 6-7 p.m.

Celebrate with our 2020 scholarship recipients and enjoy the cultural performances. 

Our four higher education partners will present scholarships to their students during this event. The four partners include Aquinas College, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College, and Grand Valley State University.


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