César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Celebration

2023 MSU César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration

Recordando y Progresando Raices:
Remembering and Progressing our Roots

Friday, March 31, 2023


About the Event

Michigan State University is celebrating its 13th Commemorative Celebration on Friday, March 31st, 2023, honoring the legacies of local and national community leaders and organizers with a special lunch on campus for MSU students, faculty, staff and local community leaders. The public is welcome. This event recognizes the brave leaders that created change and impact for farmworkers and Latinx communities, their history, challenges and progress in America. This year’s theme is, Recordando y Progresando Raices; Remembering and Progressing our Roots.

Each year, the Michigan State University, Greater Lansing, and East Lansing communities gather at MSU to honor the legacy of two of the most prominent U.S. labor leaders and civil rights activists, César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta.  

This event is grown from the strength of the Latinx and farmworker communities and the allies who stand in solidarity to raise awareness of the contributions, hardships, issues, and obstacles both ongoing and newly surfacing.

In honor of the leadership and advocacy of César Chávez & Dolores Huerta.


ADD YOUR EVENTIf your unit or department is planning an event for this year's celebration, please complete this form to be added to the compiled list of activities for this year. Details about events should be submitted as soon as possible in order to be included in event promotion. 


NOTE: In-person events will be following MSU COVID Guidelines.




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For more information, contact the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion
inclusion@msu.edu, 517-353-4563