October 2, 2023

Latino Identities Month Keynote Speaker: Christine Chavez

Christine Chavez once heard her grandfather, Cesar Chavez, say, “We don’t need perfect political systems; we need perfect participation.” Taking it to heart, she has mastered modern-day campaigning and community organizing. She is the farmworker coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and formerly was the United Farm Workers’ political director. Latina Magazine recently named Chavez one of its top Latinas for her longtime involvement with civil rights issues, particularly her work on marriage equality. She will be giving a keynote address entitled “Cesar Chavez: the Past and Current Struggle for Hispanic Americans” on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 pm in Lee Hall, room 411.