MODESTO — The M.E.Ch.A Club of Modesto Junior College will be hosting a Cesar Chavez Celebration on Thursday, March 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the East Campus Quad, located at 435 College Avenue in Modesto.
M.E.Ch.A invites the campus and community to join in this free celebration honoring the legacy of Chavez, activist and founder of the United Farm Workers Union. The keynote speaker will be Armando Elenes, Vice President of the National United Farm Workers Union, speaking at 2 p.m.
The Cesar Chavez Celebration will include music, gallery, and entertainment; vendors will offer authentic arts, crafts, jewelry and other items for sale. Carne asada and chicken will also be served with rice, beans and salsa for the price of $5.
Although the event is free and open to the public, parking passes are $1 and can be obtained at various ticket dispensers located in the student parking lots.