Colorado State University Celebrates Art, Music and Cesar Chavez

Colorado State University’s annual Cesar Chavez celebration March 22-29 features a theme of “Continuing the Work of Cesar Chavez: A Tribute through Art and Music.”

“This year’s celebration focuses on the art and music that reflects the legacies of Cesar Chavez, which continues to make a difference in the lives of all people,” said Guadalupe Salazar, director of El Centro. “We must never forget our heroes who led the way for a better tomorrow; Cesar Chavez was one hero many of us will never forget.”

Celebrations begin Friday, March 22, with the Friday Afternoon Club Cesar Chavez Celebration, hosted by Apartment Life, 6-8 p.m. at the International House lobby. The event will honor Cesar Chavez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, and the role he played in the civil rights movement. March 31 is the anniversary of his birth in 1927. Refreshments will be available.

On Thursday, March 28, the annual Cesar Chavez Community Celebration and High School Awards will be held at the Drake Centre, 802 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins, 6-8 p.m. The night will be celebrated with food, awards and entertainment, including a performance by LASSO and author Gloria Velasquez, who will present "Dare to Dream."

The celebration concludes Friday, March 29, with a brown-bag session 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Velasquez presenting "My Life Journey: From the Farmworker Fields to Stanford University." The event will be held in the Lory Student Center Theatre, and attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.

All events are free and open to the public. Free parking is available after 4 p.m. in most A, Z and Lory Student Center metered lots. To learn more, visit