PITTSBURG: Los Medanos College (LMC) will host the annual “Celebrating the Life of César Chávez” awards program on Friday, March 28th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the indoor quad and the LMC Recital Hall. The college is located at 2700 East Leland Road in Pittsburg. The celebration is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Easy access parking is available in Lot C for this event. Take the perimeter road to the back of the campus where you will find Lot C (See map).
Los Medanos College hosts this annual event to honor the life of labor leader and human rights activist, César Chávez. The celebration also recognizes members of the East Contra Costa County community who embody his great tradition of voluntary service, civic activism, and non-violent social change.
The event includes the presentation of three recognition awards. The LMC César Chávez Award for Exemplary Community Service, established in 1995, is presented to local citizens who best represent the following core values modeled 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 recognizes a member of the educational community who demonstrates a commitment to student success and equity, particularly for students of color and those from low-income families. The Chávez Spirit Award is given to an emerging leader who has made a significant impact on the local community in the areas of advocacy and social justice.
This year’s recipients of the Chávez Award are Rev. Greg Osorio and Timi Tumbaga. Both are residents of Pittsburg with a deep commitment to community activism. Rev. Osorio is a pastor at First Baptist Church and Ms. Tumbaga has a lifelong history of voluntary service. The East County Educator Award will be presented to Luis Morales, a counselor at Los Medanos College. The Spirit Award will recognize an up-and-coming leader, LMC student Felipa Gonzalez of Bay Point.