César E. Chávez Celebration

2018 MSU César E. Chávez & *Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration. 

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

This year our keynote speaker is the living legend, American icon, Human/Civil Rights hero, and Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner Dolores Huerta. We are lucky to have Dolores as she is 87 years old and especially challenging to schedule given the release of her new movie. www.doloresthemovie.com   The celebration will be hosted at the Michigan State University, Kellogg Center. Please see the schedule below for detailed times, locations, and registration information. The theme this year is “Building Inclusive Communities. Online Registration is required! Please register below as appropriate (space is limited). 

Community Leadership Awards
Nominations can be submitted here for the 2018 awards! Nominations can be submitted for a number of categories including:  On Campus Community a) MSU Students, b) MSU Faculty, & c) MSU Staff and Off Campus Community a) Students & b) Community Members.

 Flyer for 8th Annual Regional César E. Chávez & *Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration  (Click image to download flyer)

Register here for the Student Leadership Conference & Community Leadership Luncheon!

(10:00am)   Student Leadership Conference, Kellogg Center (Auditorium)
(11:30am)    Community Leadership Luncheon, Kellogg  Center (Big Ten A)
(1:15pm)      Community Unity March, Kellogg Center (Start @ Big Ten A)
(2:30pm)    Chávez Collection Exhibit "Michigan and the Movement", MSU Library (1st Floor)
(7:00pm)     Dolores Film Screening & Discussion @ WKAR Studios (Register here for the "Dolores" Film Screening & Discussion

2018 Calendar of Events


* Indicates honorary for 2018 or until commemorative celebration can be officially renamed to honor both César E. Chávez & Dolores Huerta.



We invite you to take a look back on the 2017 MSU Regional César E. Chávez Commemorative Celebration via the calendar of events and information below.   

The César E. Chávez Community & Student Leadership Luncheon was scheduled for Friday, April 7th, 2017 (12 noon), at the MSU, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.  

 2017 Calendar of Events
Cesar Chavez Commemorative Celebration Flyer 2017 Who Will Build Community? Spartans Will. Adelante Forward Magazine Ad

In the past, Michigan State University, Lansing Community College,  the City of East Lansing, the City of East Lansing, and the Lansing School District join together to honor the life and work of labor leader and civil rights activist César E. Chávez with an annual commemorative celebration held near his birthday (and holiday in several states), March 31.

The celebration traditionally includes community events, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, and blood drives, as well as a community awards program.