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Farm Workers Awareness Month

The Cross-Cultural Center at California State University San Marcos presents:

Children of the Fields

Blood Drive:
National César Chávez Challenge
Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Kellogg Plaza

In October of 2000 Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union in 1962 with César Chávez, was hospitalized to repair a rare intestinal condition. While hospitalized in critical condition Dolores received many blood transfusions as part of her treatment. Please help to make sure that blood is available when patients like Dolores Huerta whose lives depend on it. Sponsored by College Assistance Migrant Program and Associate Students, Inc.

When scheduling an appointment online, please log on to, click on "Appointments" and provide sponsor code: CAMP. Please eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood. All donors must show proof of identification.

Screening of The Harvest/La Cosecha
Thursday, March 13, 2014
University Student Union (USU) 2310A/B

Join faculty, staff, and students as we explore the world of farmworkers through the eyes of the children who labor in the fields. The Harvest/La Cosecha is a 2010 documentary film about agricultural child labor in America. Every year there are more than 400,000 American children who are torn away from their friends, schools and homes to pick the food we all eat. Zulema, Perla and Victor labor as migrant farmworkers, sacrificing their own childhoods to help their families survive. The film profiles these three as they journey from the scorching heat of Texas' onion fields to the winter snows of the Michigan apple orchards and back south to the humidity of Florida's tomato fields to follow the harvest. Doors open at 5:30pm. Discussion panel to follow. Presented by CAMP, the Cross-Cultural Center, and the Civility Campaign.

Farmworkers Vigil
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Chávez Plaza

Be a part of the annual vigil hosted by Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.) in celebrating and remembering the important role of farmworkers in our society.

César Chávez Day of Service
Monday, March 31, 2014
Various locations

Honor. Serve. Remember. Join other students, staff and faculty for a “day on” not a “day off” to recognize César Chávez, a Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist. To honor César Chávez’s life and work, the Office of Civic Engagement, Student Life & Leadership, and USUAB are organizing an annual Day of Service. This event includes service in our community followed by lunch and reflection. For more information and to register for the site agencies, please go to

Farmworker Awareness Month 2014 Flyer

All events are open to the general public. Parking fees may apply and all inquiries should be directed to Parking & Commuter Services.