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March 21, 2003
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Contact: Thomas Knox
(310) 243-3367


Media Advisory

Cal State Dominguez Hills Celebrates the Life of César E. Chávez
During Weeklong Activities Highlighting His Contributions to Society

Third Annual César E. Chávez Tardeada

Carson, CA - California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), will begin a weeklong celebration of the life and legacy of César E. Chávez beginning Monday, March 24, and culminating on March 27 with the Third Annual César E. Chávez Tardeada and Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m., in the Loker University Student Union. Renowned director, Ed Begley, Jr., will deliver the keynote address for the luncheon. Begley will be recognized during a special media reception at 11 a.m. in the President's Office.

The purpose of the event is to commemorate the memory of César E. Chávez and to honor individuals and groups who carry on the struggle for justice and improvements in education.

The CSU Dominguez Hills Latino Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA) is the principal co-sponsor of the University's week of activities. Marlene Frantz, LFSA President and representative of the CSUDH Office of Financial Aid, expects campus and community-wide participation for the event. "Everyone is encouraged to attend the Tardeada to commemorate the legacy of César E. Chávez," she said. "This year's Tardeada is especially significant in that it marks the 10-year anniversary of César E. Chávez's death."

The week of events feature a play, movie, performances, and benefit concert. The play, "César E. Chávez: The Rise of a Leader," was written by CSUDH student, Glen Jiménez. Tickets for the Tardeada are $25 per person, or $250 per table (10 seats).

The following is a complete list of campus events to be held in conjunction with the weeklong celebration in the memory of César E. Chávez:

Monday, March 24:
Teatro Domínguez presents "César Chávez: The Rise of a Leader."
By Glen Jiménez, Directed by Bill DeLuca
Performances: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m., Loker University Student Union (LUSU), Grand Hall

Movie: "Common Man, Uncommon Vision; The César E. Chávez Story".
Performances: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., LUSU Grand Hall

Tuesday, March 25:
Guest Speaker: Julie Chávez Rodríguez (Granddaughter of César E. Chávez)
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Loker University Student Union, Grand Hall

Sí Se Puede Benefit Concert
Featuring: Conjunto Fuerza Norteña, Dance Company XochiQuetzal, Mariachi Toros,
and special guests, Marcos Loya and Dalia Iñiguez.
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., LaCorte Hall A-103 (Recital Hall), Admission: $10 per person

Wednesday, March 26:
Comedy: CHUSMA Theatre Company
7 p.m. - 9 p.m., LaCorte Hall A-103 (Recital Hall)

Thursday, March 27:

César E. Chávez Luncheon, with Keynote Speaker: Ed Begley, Jr.
noon- 2 p.m. LUSU Grand Hall, Admission: $25 per person

* A special Media Reception for Ed Begley will be held in the President's Conference Room, Welch Hall, Fourth Floor, Suite 450. Please call Thomas Knox at (310) 243-3367 to RSVP.

For more information, please contact Marlene Frantz at (310) 243-3133 or Imelda Quintanar at (310) 243-2108. You can also reach them by email at and respectively.

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