Who is Cesar Chavez and why is this man honored each March 31st in most states in the U.S.?
*Primary founder of the United Farm Workers, Chávez was one of the earliest and most influential advocates of immigrant farmworkers and Latinos in the United States. He worked to improve conditions for farm laborers by organizing the California farmworkers’ movement through events such as the Delano strike of 1965, thereby engineering the passage of the nation’s first farm labor law in the late 1970’s. March 31 is the day of his birth and the day is commemorated to promote service to the community in honor of Cesar Chavez’s life and work.
To learn more about the life of Cesar Chavez check out a sampling of titles available at Meriam Library:
The Meriam Library is ready to kickoff Brown Bag Talks this semester starting Tuesday, February 14, 2017 continuing through Tuesday April 25, 2017 at noon. The library faculty, as well as Research and Sponsored Programs, will be presenting on a variety of topics that you will find informative, supportive and interesting. The topics are:
Inside the CSU Wide Unified Library Management System 2/14
Authors Beware: Predatory Journals and How to Identify Them 2/21
Updated daily, both these databases are recognized as extremely useful resources that “bridge the information gap between mainstream and alternative literature.” Meriam Library is happy to announce access to two significant databases has been renewed.
Ethnic Newswatch supplies full text access to articles from newspapers and periodicals covering the 1960s to present, published by minority, ethnic, and Native presses in the United States.
GenderWatch is a full text database that covers how gender impacts a broad spectrum of areas, covering the 1970s to the present, from the perspective of multiple disciplines.