César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Celebration

2022 MSU César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration

Solidarity for Farmworkers: Tu Lucha es Mi Lucha
March 25, 2022 to March 31, 2022

Planning for the next event is underway. If you would like to get involved please contact Audrey Bentley: bentley@msu.edu, Lupe Dominguez: doming38@msu.edu, or Andrea McMillan: salaza27@msu.edu.

About the Event

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.  

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2021 MSU César Chávez & Dolores Huerta Commemorative Celebration

“Feeding America during Turbulent Times:
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

 The 2021 Chávez/Huerta Celebration will focus on farmworkers and the contributions they make to sustain America during turbulent times while continuing to struggle to provide a higher quality of life for themselves and their families.

As America reels from the horrific impact of COVID-19, historic wildfires, and nationwide protests against racial injustice, farmworkers continue to toil hard for unsconscionable low wages in the fields of business owners across the nation so that food is available to store chains, and perform domestic work so that the more fortunate are able to live well in the comfort of their homes. These workers may not be the same as frontline workers in the medical field fighting the pandemic, but food is an essential commodity that we all need to live and farmworkers are a critical part of the food process.

Due to the pandemic, this year's event will be a virtual conference format with keynote speakers and breakout rooms on different topics that are important for our community discussion.


MARCH 31, 2021 at 9 a.m.

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9:00 a.m. -  Welcome Messages

9:15 a.m. -   Introduce movie streaming: "The Harvest"/La Cosecha featuring Zulema Lopez

10:45 a.m. - Break

11:00 a.m. -  Keynote by Zulema Lopez, Human Resources Administrator, Wolverine World Wide; MSU CAMP Alumni

11:30 a.m. - Open conversation with Zulema Lopez, led by moderator Aleida Martinez

12:00 p.m. - Lunch Break 20 minutes

12:20 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout 1 - Farmworker Conditions
  • Breakout 2 - Fight for Healthcare
  • Breakout 3 - Supporting Farmworkers

1:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks


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For more information, contact the Office for Inclusion & Intercultural Initiatives
inclusion@msu.edu, 517-353-4563