posted on marzo 18, 2009 15:36
WHO WE ARE: The UCLR was founded in 1992 and has hosted the Cesar Chavez awards banquet and fundraiser every year since 1993. Collaboration and relationship building has been an integral part of our community involvement. UCLR members continue to meet with the Utah Department of Community and Culture, the Office of Ethnic Affairs and the Salt Lake City schools and Granite District, to address the achievement gap, racism and ethno-centric issues.
WHAT: Utah Coalition of la Raza presents the 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Peace and
Justice Awards Banquet.
The 16th Annual Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Awards Banquet, is an annual fundraisingevent hosted by the Utah Coalition of La Raza. This event serves as an opportunity to recognize outstanding individuals and their valuable contributions to Utah’s Latino Communityin the spirit of Cesar Chavez.
In 2009, the individuals being recognized for their outstanding contributions are: Dr. Javier Saenz, Ms. Christina Morales, Dr. Forrest Crawford, Tony Yapias, and "Somos" the Educational Foundation of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Our Keynote Speaker is
: Theresa Martinez, Ph.D. Associate Professor at the University of Utah.
Master of Ceremonies:
Tickets are $40.00 per person with a Silent Auction as part of the event. To purchase tickets
please call: 801-973-8276.
Edward H. Meyer, Ph.D.
Friday, March 27
th 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, 215 West, South Temple, SLC UT - Free parking available.
CONTACT: Robert “Archie” Archuleta
Our members have also been actively involved in the immigration issues affecting ourcommunities, and encourage participation in today’s issues as members of the Utah LatinoRepublican & Democrat Legislative Task Force, monitoring the State Legislature, callinglegislators and joining rallies and demonstrations.