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EPCC hosts Cesar Chavez Day festivities

Updated: Apr 5, 2023

PHOTOS BY MIANA SAUCEDO AND MEGAN TOVAR

EPCC student Erika Portillo ecstatically shows off the bag she won from the raffle held by the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) at EPCC's César Chávez Event.

PHOTO BY MIANA SAUCEDO


A celebration of the life of labor leader and civil rights activist César Chavez was held Saturday, April 1 at the EPCC Valle Verde campus' Americana Village.


The event was held in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Crystal Robert, assistant professor of speech communication.


Attendees of the April 1st César Chávez Event at EPCC have fun participating in the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)-run beanbag toss.

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It included various on and off campus organizations and vendors and featured a talk by Carlos Marentes, director of the Border Agricultural Workers Project, who urged society to commit to supporting the struggle to which César Chavez dedicated his life.

"A struggle for justice and dignity for all the women, men and children who continue to work in the agricultural fields," he said.


EPCC student Alan Alcantar (L) laughs as he and Dafne Rojas sell snacks at the April 1st César Chávez event.

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The event was put on by the Office of Student Success and the Pasos Program.










Carlos Martenes gives a speech on César Chávez and the struggles of both past and present farm workers at EPCC's César Chávez Event, April 1st.

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Members of the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) Program (L-R) Adrian Morales, Cleo Arevalo, Oralia Fierro and Gilbert Silva, sell snacks to attendees at EPCC's César Chávez Event on April 1st. PHOTO BY MIANA SAUCEDO



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