Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day with Vicki Lynn Ruiz
Join the Latino Staff Association for a Cesar Chavez celebration featuring Vicki Lynn Ruiz, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History and Chicano/Latino Studies at UC Irvine and the first Latina recipient of the National Humanities Medal. An expert in 20th century U.S. history, Ruiz has dedicated much of her nearly 40-year academic career to reclaiming the stories of Latinas who have fought for civil and labor rights.
“For me, history remains a grand adventure, one which began at the kitchen table listening to the stories of my mother and grandmother and then took flight aboard the local bookmobile,” said Ruiz. “As a historian, I have had the privilege of interviewing people whose quiet courage made a difference in their lives and in their communities.”
Date: Wednesday, March 28
Time: 12 to 1 p.m. (doors open at 11:45 a.m.)
Location: Franklin Lobby 1
Please RSVP on the event page.
This event is co-sponsored by PACSW, with support from Diversity & Engagement.