By Gabe Galligan – Collegiate Staff
Andres Chavez, grandson of Cesar Chavez, will speak at the “Legacy of Cesar Chavez” lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the auditorium at Grand Rapids Community College’s Applied Technology Center building room 168.
The event, hosted by the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion, will highlight the legacy that his grandfather left in regards to activism in our society.
A student and community activist himself, Andres, 23, of Keene, California, is speaking up to inspire and motivate students to make a difference in their own context. The event is part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at GRCC to create awareness of his grandfather’s legacy.
Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights activist and co-organized the National Farm Workers Association in 1962.
“This opportunity will be able to expand our knowledge of what Cesar Chavez was able to accomplish in the United States and his unique approach towards change in our society,” said Domingo Hernandez-Gomez, director of The Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Equity and Inclusion.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to noon and is free and open to the public.