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Cesar Chavez Day of Action

Cesar Chavez Day is a US federal commemorative holiday, begun by the government in 2014 and has been celebrated in our country since the year of 2000. This holiday is annually recognized on March 31st and it celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist, Cesar Chavez.

LMAS Faculty Book Night

Taking place on Monday, March 15th at 7pm, our LMAS faculty will present their recent publications and explore such works' potential and contributions to the scholarly world and beyond. These studies greatly expand and create new understandings in Latinx and Mexican-American studies. Please make plans to attend and witness this much-awaited presentation of our faculty's efforts.

To join our virtual event via Zoom, use the following link or meeting ID:

Art & Fire: A Journey in Five Films with Oscar Guardiola-Rivera

Due to last week's (2/15-2/20) inclement weather and university closure, Guardiola-Rivera's virtual dialogue has been rescheduled to Monday, March 8 at 2pm.

A conversation with Oscar Guardiola-Rivera about film, radical thought, and transformation in the Americas. Oscar Guardiola-Rivera is a writer, philosopher, and lecturere in law and human rights at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books What if Latin America Ruled the World? and Story of a Death Foretold.

Chicano Politics: Looking Back and Moving Forward

LMAS will host our first virtual plática of the spring semester: "Chicano Politics: Looking Back and Moving Forward," co-sponsored with the Multicultural Center and UNeTe (the Latinx faculty and staff alliance).

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