Michigan Chávez Events 2016

Welcome! This listing of Chávez events in Michigan is provided as a service to our readers and community members. Although we make every effort to ensure these events are accurate, we provide information so that you may double check times, locations and costs. Please kindly provide additions or corrections to Allena@GardenWallPublications.com. We are actively seeking Detroit-area events. 


Chavez Events Grand RapidsMarch 17, 2016 César E. Chávez Social Justice Activities” Hosted by the Committee to Honor César E. Chávez, Grand Rapids

11 a.m. Chávez Social Justice March begins at Potters House School, Corner of Grandville Ave. and Clyde Park

11:30 a.m. Community gathering at The EDGE Urban Fellowship, 735 Ritzema CT. SW.

1:00 p.m. Unity Luncheon, Maya Mexican Grill, 1020 28th Street, Wyoming ($250.00 per table of 10, $25.00 per person, tickets at EventBrite.com)




chavez events grand rapidsMarch 22, 2016 Aquinas College César Chávez Commemorative Lecture

3 p.m. Lecture featuring photographer Jose Galvez, Loutit Room, Aquinas College

A Student Affairs Signature Series event, in collaboration with the Latin@ Student Association, the Department of World Languages, History Department and Catholic Studies Department,



chavez events grand rapidsMarch 30, 2016 GVSU César Chávez Celebration Presents: Michael Reyes, Poetry, Hip Hop, and Culture

6 p.m. An exploration of social justice with Reyes, a poet, action, artist and more. Cook Dewitt Center, Allendale Campus, GVSU



holland chavez eventsMarch 31, 2016 Hope College César Chávez Lecture & Food Festival

4:00 p.m. Lecture featuring Alfredo Gonzales

6:30 p.m. Food Fest, $6 per person or with college meal plan

Maas Center, Auditorium, Hope College



kalamazoo chavez eventsMarch 31, 2016 WMU Chávez Events

9 a.m. March starting at Miller Auditorium, WMU, in association with area public schools and Kalamazoo college

6:30 p.m Dinner, Fetzer Center, WMU, sponsored by the Southwest Michigan César E. Chávez Committee, includes scholarship awards and recognition to leaders in the community.



lansing chavez eventsMarch 26, 2016 Sixth Annual Chávez Dinner Dance Fundraiser

6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Lansing for César E. Chávez Committee, and featuring speaker Cindy Estrada and music by Chispa Caliente, at UAW Local 653, 426 Clare St.



Chavez Blood Drive MSU 2016

March 30, 2016 Blood Drive @ MSU (honoring Chávez)

10:00 a.m. MSU Holden Hall




March 31, 2016 Blood Drive (to honor Chávez)

2:00 p.m. Cristo Rey Church. 201 W. Miller Rd.





March 31, 2016 LCC Lucero and CRCC Day of Service

8:00 a.m. CRCC, 1717 High St., Lansing




April 1, 2016 Sixth Annual LCC Chávez Commemorative Celebration

9:30 am Dart Auditorium, LCC.




April 1, 2016 Sixth Annual MSU Chávez Commemorative Celebration

12:05pm Community Leadership Luncheon, MSU Kellogg Center, immediately followed by Student Leadership Conference (ending at 4:00pm). More details TBA.



April 8, 2016 Lansing City Council Memorial Observance

12:00 p.m. Lansing City Hall




saginaw chavez eventsApril 1, 2016 American GI Forum’s 13th Annual Chávez Scholarship Luncheon

11:30 a.m. Luncheon proceeds fund scholarships, $30 per person, Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St. Call Alice Stricker for ticket info: 989-798-7909