About Cesar Chavez Celebration Week

Cesar Chavez Day is March 31st, while the entire week is celebrated at the University of Iowa from March 26th - April 2nd to commemorate the life of the Mexican American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist.

Latinx in Action Week Events:

Monday, March 26
Panel: What does collective activism in a predominantly white university and community look like?
PBB S401 | Reception 5:30-7:30pm & Panel 6-7:30pm

Panelists: Teagan Roeder (City High School class president), Asypn Johnson (UI senior), Bridget Murillo (Administrative assistant at James Investment Group, Inc.), and Roslyn Sotero (community organizer and social media activist from the East Coast)

Moderator: Jesús Payán (Latino Native American Cultural Center Coordinator)


Tuesday, March 27

Unpacking Racialized Misogyny
with Roslyn Sotero (community organizer and social media activist from the East Coast), Dr. Maria Bruno (UCS psychologist) and Dr. Jason Daniel-Ulloa (community and behavioral health clinical assistant professor), and Jesús Payán (Latino Native American Cultural Center Coordinator)
Herky Room (343) IMU | 6-7:30pm

Enough is enough! We can not stress enough the importance of unpacking misogyny and on top of that, radicalized misogynyLet us (re)write our script on our own terms!!


Thursday, March 29
Latinx Constituency Forum:  Exercise Your Political Power
LNACC | 4-6pm

Join the Latinx community in voicing our concerns to the competing candidates and exercising your political power to elect your next Latinx Constituency Senator. 

Candidates: Miriam Porras & Fredy Quevedo

Thursday, March 29

Womxn of Color for the Month of March: Dr. Peterson
LNACC | 6-8pm

Join the Native American Student Association (NASA) and the LNACC in celebrating Dr. Peterson (faculty at the College of Nursing) as the Women of Color for the month of March!

Friday, March 30
RALLY: "The Youth Is Our Now: The Collective Voice of the UI Campus, Community Leaders, & Our Youth on Current Challenges."
East side of the Pentacrest | 4-6pm

Teagan Roader
  • Class President of City High
Erick Orantes
  • First-generation student at the University of Iowa
  • Third Year Law student at the University of Iowa
  • Former President of the Hispanic/Latin Law Student Association (HLLSA)
Nicholas Salazar
  • President of LULAC 371 (Muscatine)
  • Co-chair of Immigration Committee of STATE (IA) LULAC
  • Co-founder & Director of Not in Our Town (Muscatine)
Rita Vargas
  • Scott County Recorder (highest elected position for a Latina in Iowa)
  • Second-generation LULAC member
  • Her father was a co-founder of LULAC 10 (Davenport); inducted into the Iowa Latino Hall of Fame in 2017

Sunday, April 1
Film Screening of Abused: The Postville Story by ALMA
PBB | 6-8pm

Film summary: "It is at once an epic story of survival, hope, and humble aspirations, of triumph, defeat, and rebirth. The face of immigration is revealed through the gripping personal stories of the individuals, the families, and the town that survived the most brutal, most expensive, and the largest immigration raid in the history of the United States" 


Monday, April 2
Eliminating Disparities with Maria Hinojosa
N110 CPHB (Callaghan Auditorium)
5:45-6:30pm -- Reception
6:30-7:45pm -- Keynote

Maria Hinojosa is an American journalist. She is the anchor and executive producer of Latino USA on National Public Radio, a public radio show devoted to Latino issues. She is also the founder, president and CEO of Futuro Media Group, which produces the show.


Maria Hinojosa will visit the Latino Native American Cultural Center (LNACC)

3:00-4:00pm -- Student-only conversations


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Upcoming Cesar Chavez Celebration Week Events