The César E. Chávez Commemorative Stamp will be unveiled at noon April 21 in the Price Center Plaza at the University of California, San Diego. The public is invited.
The stamp unveiling is one in a month-long series of events, Celebrate, Educate, Serve, during April at UCSD celebrating the life and achievements of labor leader and champion of human rights César E. Chávez, the principal figure in the Chicano Civil Rights Movement.
Participating in the stamp dedication and unveiling will be Edward G. Carmona, Hispanic program coordinator for the U.S. Post Office, and Michael Kanone, public affairs officer for the U.S. Post Office.
Representing UCSD will be Jorge Mariscal, director of the UCSD Chicano/a-Latino/a Arts and Humanities Program and co-chair of the César E. Chávez Celebration Planning Committee; Elizabeth Urtecho, director of the Student Office for Human Relations, and Nicholas Aguilar, director of
Student Policy & Judicial Affairs.
The stamp unveiling also is the kickoff event for UCSD’s Hate-Free Campus Campaign.
April 23, 2003, marks the 10th anniversary of Cesar Chavez’ death. In honor of his life and work, Cal State San Marcos will host an evening celebration on that date from 5 to 10 p.m. On the same day, the U.S. Postal service will release a commemorative postage stamp in his honor.
`The campus celebration will begin on the mezzanine below Founders Plaza and will include music and dance performances, between 5 and 8 p.m., by Ballet Folklorico Nanahuatzin, Mariachi del Sol, and Danza Mexicayotl (Aztec dancers). From 8 until 10 p.m., a candle light vigil will be held at the Chavez statue on Chavez Plaza.
These events are free and open to the public.
The events are cosponsored by the student organizations MEChA and Associated Students, Inc., and by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Chavez Commemoration Committee. The vigil is cosponsored by the San Diego Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee.
More information about the Cal State San Marcos Cesar Chavez celebration is available at 760/750-4935.