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Eastern Michigan University Celebrates Legacy Of Cesar Chavez

Apr 7, 2016

8th annual Cesar Chavez luncheon at EMU.
Credit Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Eastern Michigan University hosted a special celebration in honor of Latino civil rights leader Cesar Chavez


Over 50 people attended a luncheon on campus to honor the work the iconic activist did for farm workers and Latinos in general.

The Latino Advisory Council of Staff and Faculty put the event together.  Vice-President Marcelo Marandino says the fight for social justice continues.  He used the example of how some presidential candidates speak negatively about the Latino community.

Some of the students who attended the event said they respect the work Chavez and others did to provide opportunities for minorities in college.  This is the 8th year the council has hosted the celebration.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu