Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of César Chávez in 2024
Los Medanos College (LMC) is proud to host its annual awards program to honor the legacy of César Chávez.
This community event celebrates the life of the labor leader and human rights activist. The celebration also recognizes East Contra Costa County community members who embody Chávez’s great tradition of voluntary service, civic activism, and non-violent social change.
The festivities, which are free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, April 5, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Student Union Conference Center on the Pittsburg Campus (2700 E. Leland Road, Pittsburg).
Honorees will include the recipients of three awards:
César Chávez Award for Exemplary Community Service
The César Chávez Award for Exemplary Community Service is presented to a local resident who has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to service and who best represents the 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.
East County Educator Award
The César Chávez East County Educator Award recognizes a member of the educational community who demonstrates the qualities of César Chávez and a commitment to student success and equity, particularly for students of color and those from low-income families.
Chávez Spirit Award
The César Chávez Spirit Award is given to an emerging/student leader who embodies the spirit of César Chávez and, within the last year, has made a significant impact on the local community in the areas of advocacy and social justice.