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Celebrating the life of César Chávez





Los Medanos College is Seeking Nominations for Awards Celebrating the Life of César Chávez


February 18, 2015

Media Contact: Barbara Cella, Director of Marketing (925) 473-7322


PITTSBURG: Los Medanos College (LMC) is preparing to host the annual “Celebrating the Life of César Chávez” awards ceremony on Friday, March 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the college’s Recital Hall. The college is located at 2700 East Leland Road in Pittsburg. The public is welcome to attend and the event is free.


Los Medanos College hosts this annual event to honor the life of César Chávez and to recognize East Contra Costa County community leaders who continue his great tradition of service and social activism. A true American hero, César Chávez exemplifies service to community and non-violent social change. 


The college is now seeking nominations for three recognition awards, which will be presented at the event. The LMC César Chávez Award for Exemplary Community Service, established in 1995, is awarded to one of our local citizens who best represents the following core values established by César Chávez: Service to Others, Sacrifice, Help the Most Needy, Determination, Non-Violence, Acceptance of All People, Respect for Life and the Environment, Celebrating Community, Knowledge, and Innovation. The East County Educator Award honors a member of the educational community who demonstrates the above values and a commitment to student success and equity, particularly for low-income students and students of color. The Chávez Spirit Award recognizes an emerging leader who is making an impact on East Contra Costa County in the areas of advocacy and social justice.


To nominate someone for one or more of these awards, please visit: www.losmedanos.edu/chavez/awards/  The deadline for nominations is Thursday, March 5, 2015.


For more information, contact Jennifer Adams, jadams@losmedanos.edu or (925) 473-7302.