Recently added items to the Cesar E. Chavez Collection.
Chavez Collection's home page
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) and the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) host a historic discussion focused on the life and work of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday, February 4.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, director Diego Luna, and actress America Ferrera are featured and address the legacy and historical impact Cesar Chavez has made in this country more than 50 years after the founding on the UFW.
Full video available on Youtube
Please take a moment to check out the new weekly blogpost by Mujeres Talk (MT) at Mujerestalk.org . It publishes on a weekly basis on Tuesdays. It came online January 21, 2014. MT is an edited interdisciplinary and moderated forum discussing research, commentary and creative work of interest to academics, community members and the general public.
MT focuses on Chicana, Latina and Native American women and solicits submissionsand accepts unsolicited submissions. See mujerestalk.org for article submission information. Please share this information with others and if you are on Facebook, please "like" at https://www.facebook.com/mujerestalk or use the RSS FEEDS on the blog to stay informed. I am pleased to be part of the Editorial Group for this blog.
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I support Google for the doodle post yesterday March 31 in commemoration of Cesar E. Chavez. Google recognizes the contributions that this pacifist union leader and advocate for the poor has made in efforts towards social justice. Viva la Causa!
Cesar E. Chavez Collection
Long-time resident, sports enthusiast, organizer, coach and sports journalist for El Renacimiento Gilbert Salazar, Sr. passed away June 22, 2012 at the age of 75. El Renacimiento was published in Lansing from the early 1970's through 1989. Salazar's byline included articles on Latin American boxing, wrestling, bowling Leagues, Golden Gloves, youth to over-60 teams, women and mens teams acompanied by photos. He was co-author of Lansing's Latin American leagues : history in the making (2000). Salazar's family and co-author Noé Hernandez donated a rich cache of 800 photographs, league schedules and by-laws, news clippings, and other notes as well as 4 league championship trophies to the Cesar E. Chavez Collection. Materials are currently being processed. The Papers of Gilbert Salazar, Sr. will become available in late Spring 2013.
West Michigan Tejano musicians René Meave and Guillermo Martinez founders of Los Bandits were honored with the prestigious 2012 Michigan Heritage Award. The Michigan Heritage Awards are presented each year to honor "master Michigan tradition- bearers who, with excellence and authenticity, continue the folk traditions of their families or communities through practice and teaching. " Awards are made in three categories: performance, material culture, and community leadership. Nominations are reviewed and awardees selected by an invited panel of subject specialists. The Michigan State University Museum coordinates and presents the Michigan Heritage Awards.
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