Cesar Chávez Celebration Dinner

March 25, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 450 (420 University Blvd.)

Many who identify as Latin@/x revere Cesar Chávez as a true hero and advocate for historically marginalized populations, especially when it comes to the labor movement. César Chávez’ commitment to justice and human dignity has led to equal rights for migrant workers and still inspires the Latin@/x community today. Since 2008, IUPUI faculty, students, and staff have celebrated the life and work of César Chávez. The César Chávez Dinner provides an opportunity to support those who aspire to be leaders for the Latin@/x community and to recognize those doing amazing work at IUPUI and in broader community.

The IUPUI Latino Student Association (LSA) is hosting the 14th Annual César Chávez Dinner and your attendance will be an essential part of this year’s success. We cordially invite you to join us for an evening of cultural awareness and networking with organizations and individuals involved in the Latin@/x community. This year’s dinner will be held on Saturday March 25, 2023 at 6p.m. in the Campus Center, Room 450 (420 University Blvd.) Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with the program beginning promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Paola Mendoza.

This year’s keynote speaker is Paola Mendoza. Paola Mendoza is a film director, activist, author, and artist working at the leading-edge of human rights. A co-founder of The Women’s March, she served as its Artistic Director and co-authored the New York Times best seller Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard around the World.

Paola’s most recent book Sanctuary was released to critical acclaim by Penguin. Ms. Mendoza is also a film director whose films have premiered at the most prestigious film festivals around the world. Her films have thoughtfully tackled the complex issues of poverty and immigration on women and children in the United States.

She was named Glamour’s Woman of the Year in 2017 and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She is a co-founder of The Soze Agency and is a co-founder of The Resistance Revival Chorus, the critically acclaimed women’s chorus that believes, “Joy is an act of resistance.”

To reserve your FREE ticket(s) or to purchase advertising space please visit: https://go.iu.edu/4MPf by March 10, 2023. For questions, please contact the Dinner Committee at dinner@iupui.edu.

For More Information Contact:

Karina Garduno, M.S.Ed.
Assistant Director of Multicultural Programming