Friday, March 26, 2010

Cesar Chavez Social Justice March Set For March 31 in Grand Rapids

BIG RAPIDS - Next week (March 31), members of the Ferris State University community will be traveling to Grand Rapids to take part in the Cesar Chavez Social Justice March. For those traveling by bus, the activity takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Hispanic Center of West Michigan.

Cesar Chavez was one of the most important leaders of the 20th Century. His legacy of workers' rights, civil rights, environmental justice, equality for all, peace, non-violence, as well as children and women's rights deserves national recognition. He inspired millions of people across the country of all race and nationalities to engage in social and economic justice for farm workers. His life's work to empower the poor and disenfranchised is a model for all.

In honor of Chavez's March 31 birthday, Grand Rapids is hosting a march to celebrate Chavez's accomplishments. A Ferris State University charter bus will depart from G. Mennen Williams Auditorium at 9 a.m. on Thursday (March 31) and will return to FSU at approximately 3 p.m.

There is no admission charge to participate in this event. Space, however, is limited.

To sign up, of if you have any questions, contact Ferris' Office of Multicultural Student Services in FLITE Suite 150 in person or by phone at (231) 591-2617.

This promises to be a special event that brings Ferris State University down to Grand Rapids for a special cause.

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