Ceasar Chavez Celebration

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Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of César Chávez in 2020

 

More events being added -- please stay tuned!

 

MLK/César Chávez Food Drive

February 10 through March 27

The food drive supports the LMC Food Pantry for students.  Non-perishable/non-expired food donations can be dropped off at the LMC Food Pantry (CC3-817 in the College Complex, between the Veterans Resource Center and the Cafeteria) or at the Office of Student Life (new Student Union, 2nd floor). 

Dreamers Conference 2020: Empowering the Dream

Saturday, February 22, 8:30AM - 2PM

Contra Costa College, at the College Center Plaza

  • Sponsored by the Dreamers Alliance, Contra Costa College, Los Medanos College, Diablo Valley College, Contra Costa Community College District, Contra Costa College Foundation, Sparkpoint, OneJustice, Stand Together Contra Costa, and RYSE.

Students families, and community members are invited to learn about opportunities and resources available for undocumented high school and college students, parents, educators, and their allies through:

  • A resource fair and workshops on topics such as immigration rules and policies, scholarships, financial aid, entrepreneurship, stress management, family preparedness, and other subjects that impact undocumented students. Some workshops will take place in both English and Spanish.
  • A keynote presentation by Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, and Tony-nominated producer. A leading voice for the human rights of immigrants, he founded the non-profit media and culture organization Define American, named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. His best-selling memoir, Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, was published by HarperCollins in 2018. Most recently, he co-produced Heidi Schreck’s acclaimed Broadway play What the Constitution Means to Me, which was nominated for two 2019 Tony awards, including “Best Play.”
  • A performance by poet Yosimar Reyes, who has been named one of 13 “LGBT Latinos Changing the World” by The Advocate and one of “10 Up And Coming Latinx Poets You Need To Know” by Remezcla. Reyes is a LAMBDA Literary Fellow, as well as the recipient of the Undocupoets Fellowship. He has previously served as Artist-in-Residence at the media and culture organization, Define American. He has collaborated with Carlos Santana, and toured and presented at university campuses across the United States.

Nomination deadline for 2020 César Chávez Awards

Saturday, February 29

César Chávez Blood Drive

Tuesday, March 10, 10A - 2P

Library Community Room (L-109)

This event provides an opportunity for LMC's emerging student leaders to connect with East Contra Costa County leaders and dialogue about leadership, learning, service and community -- topics consistent with the core values established by César Chávez.

Civic & Student Leaders Networking Lunch
Date to be determined

This event provides an opportunity for LMC's emerging student leaders to connect with East Contra Costa County leaders and dialogue about leadership, learning, service and community -- topics consistent with the core values established by César Chávez.

César Chávez Awards Program & Recognition Ceremony

Friday, March 27 -- 6PM Reception, 7PM Program