USD Mass for the Farm Workers Movement

In observance of the birthday of Cesar Chavez, the University of San Diego will hold a Mass for the Farm Workers Movement on Thursday, March 31 at 12:15 p.m. in Founders Chapel.

The Mass will honor the late labor organizer and civil rights activist, along with Philip Vera Cruz, who was a Pilipino American farm worker and co-founder of the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee, and Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers.

Co-sponsors of the Mass are AChA, ESSO, FUSO and University Ministry.

The media is welcome to attend the event.

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. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. 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.