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Wednesday: Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day with Vicki Lynn Ruiz

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.

She will speak on Wednesday, March 28 on the topic of “Why Latino history matters to U.S. history.”

“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,” Ruiz said. “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 before the talk. Refreshments from Tortilleria El Molino will be served.

If you cannot attend in person, the event will be streamed live at

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This event is co-sponsored by PACSW, with support from Diversity & Engagement.

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