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USD Honors Cesar Chavez

The University of San Diego will celebrate the life of Cesar E. Chavez with a memorial Mass in his honor on Friday, March 26 at 12:15 p.m. in Founders Chapel.  Sponsors of the event include USD’s Association of Chicana Activists (A. Ch. A.) and University Ministry. 

 
Chavez passed away on April 23, 1993 after a lifetime of civil rights activism. A Mexican American farm worker and labor leader, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association which later became the United Farm Workers. Chavez is considered one of the most influential activists in American History.
 
“He was an individual who spent his life fighting for decent wages, living conditions, and dignity of all people. He allowed himself to be an instrument of God to fight for those who have no voice and are ignored by society,” said Corina Lopez, USD student and A.Ch.A. Programmer, “It is A.Ch.A.’s goal to promote this strength of character and awareness of social justice to the USD community.”
 
The media is invited to cover the event.

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The fall 2007 establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies brings the University\'s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Leadership and Education Sciences, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences.

 


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Liz Harman
eharman@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4682