Cesar Chavez at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

GET READY FOR THE 5th ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ CELEBRATION 
TIME: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
DATE: March 19th , 2023
LOCATION: This event will be held in person at the Marcus Performing Arts Center.

This annual event focuses on educating our communities about the legacy of César E. Chávez, an unselfish advocate of social justice and respect for human dignity.

The César E. Chávez Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community. Building on the success of the Marcus Center’s Dr. King Birthday Celebration, we engage young people from schools throughout the region through art, writing, and speech contests.

2023 EVENT THEME:
Non-Violence – Invoking non-violence as the most powerful tool for achieving social/economic justice and equality; action that requires boldness and courage versus meekness and passivity.

“Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak ... Nonviolence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.”

CONTEST CATEGORIES: ART, WRITING, SPEECH
Contest Deadline: March 6th, 2023

4TH ANNUAL CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ CELEBRATION CONTEST

Click below to view 2022 4TH Annual contest winners.

Contest Categories:

JUDGING CATEGORIES:
Art, Speech, and Writing

Contest Prizes:

First, second, and third place winners will receive an engraved plaque and prizes valued up to $100.

Adults and teachers are encouraged to help students understand the historical context of César E. Chávez's words and actions, apply the relevance of these words and actions in their artwork, and become familiar with César E. Chávez's life, values and historical impact to our communities.

We recommend utilizing the resources of your school libraries and the Milwaukee Public Libraries.

César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee
  • César Chávez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee

Images From Past César E. Chávez Birthday Celebrations

  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee
  • Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Partnership Opportunities

Join us as a partner for the 4th Annual César E. Chávez Celebration! Your support as a Marcus Center Partner will fund access to the arts in our community, influence audience diversity, and create investment in the cultural landscape of our region.

Funding opportunities are available at a variety of levels. For more information, download our Partnership Overview or contact give@marcuscenter.org.

Steering Committee

The César E. Chávez. Birthday Celebration is organized by a steering committee of community members, school representatives, corporate leaders, and Marcus Center staff.

For more information about the Steering Committee for the César E. Chávez Celebration, please contact Anthony D. Smith, Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion, at 414.273.7121 or email: asmith@marcuscenter.org

Steering Committee:
Deborah Bowling
Ivana Garcia Guerrero
Gina Jorgensen
Haley Lyons
Mallori Taylor
Leah Townsend
Jasmine Tresk
Maria V. Vasquez
Andrea Rivera de Vega
Amy Wayd