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Signature Events & Programs

Signature Events

César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education (CECCHE) strives to educate the campus about Latinx issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community (i.e. Central & South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Puerto Rico) that honors gender, class, religion/spirituality, bi/monolingual, continuing generations, sexual orientation, abilities, and multi-racial/ethnic identities, among other identities. 
We sponsors and co-sponsors numerous events and programs that aim to build community & create a sense of belonging for Latinx students. The following programs a glimpse of our signature events: 

La Bienvenida | Fall Open House | Tour Our Casita! 

Felicidades/Congratulations to our newly admitted & returning Chicanx/Latinx students & parents/guardians! On behalf of the César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education (CECCHE) at Cal Poly Pomona, we are honored to have you be part of our community. As you continue your educational journey, we want to welcome and celebrate you. There will be light refreshments, tours of the center, and the opportunity to interact with Chicanx Latinx students, staff, and faculty.

You're invited to tour our casita (house) on Tuesday, August 30, 2018 from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. We are located in Building 95-100. 

Dia de los Muertos Celebration | Day of the Dead

With more people observing the holiday, it is our goal to share the tradition and keep its integrity at the heart of the celebration. “Day of the Dead” has roots indigenous cultures and beliefs and is celebrated in the month of November. Celebrants make ofrendas, or offerings, to the spirits of loved who have died and place them on the community altar.

This program is a collaboration between the César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education and the Ethnic and Women's Studies Department. The Dia de los Muertos Celebration has become an anticipated feastivity and an opportunity for the entire community to come together in celebration of life. 

You're invited to celebrate the 24th Annual Dia De Los Muertos on Friday November 2, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Bronco Commons.

Get involved by following the event Facebook page

Café con CECCHE | Conversations, Facilitator, Panels

A supportive group for Chicanx/Latinx students meets bi-weekly to engage in safe, inviting, and authentic discussion around students’ experiences. At times CECCHE will introduce key faculty and staff mentors into the conversation. There are no limits to what is discussed, and your privacy will be respected. You are welcome to join and bring a friend.

César E. Chávez Day of Service Learning

The end of all education should surely be service to others,” we affirm César E. Chávez’s words by dedicating a week in April to promote civic engagement and service to humanity.

Raza Graduation Celebration

The annual RAZA Graduation Celebration is a cultural event held at the end of the academic year.  The program celebrates the success of graduating Chicano/Latino students. The celebration is a bilingual and bicultural celebration where family, friends, community members come together and honor graduating Chicano/Latino students in a culturally enriching program.

Upcoming Events

All events are open to the public and free, unless stated otherwise. We look forward to seeing you at our Center. Enjoy!
La Bienvenida | Fall Open House | Tour Our Casita  
  • Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2018 
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Location: Building 95-100 | CECCHE & Cultural Center Patio

Somos Familia: Chicanx/Latinx Community Luncheon Series 

Bienvenidos a la Universidad de Cal Poly Pomona!

Join Latinx and Chicanx students, staff and faculty at these community lunches to celebrate your acceptance and continuation as Bronco. You will get to meet other Latinx and Chicanx students and people who will support you in your academic and student life accomplishments. You will become familiar with the César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education resources, services and programs, build community on campus and develop friendships with other students. The lunch will feature a short program and table topic discussion.
There are four dates during the Fall Semester and we ask that you only attend one luncheon to accommodate others.

RSVP is highly encourage: 

Sweet like Pan Dulce: Your CECCHE Staff Meet & Greet!

Do you love conchas? We do too! Join the CECCHE staff for open office hours! Stop by on your way to class or sit down and chat about school, life, love, and much more! Don’t worry, come into the centro…we know you’re here for the conchas & coffee!

  • Dates: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Friday, September 7, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Building 95-100| CECCHE 

Café con CECCHE | Conversations, Facilitator, Panel Series

Every other Tuesday starting September 11, 2018 (times will alternate between 12-1:30pm or 5-6:30pm

  • Dates: 9/11, 9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/6, 11/20, 12/4
  • Times alternate between Tuesday 12-1:30pm or 5-6:30 p.m. 
    • For example: 9/11 @ 12-1:30 p.m. & 9/25 @ 5-6:30 p.m., etc. 
  • Stay connected by following our Facebook page: 
Remidos Nativos with Hood Herbalism 
co-host with Native American Student Center & Womxn's Resource Center!
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Bronco Student Center @ Lyra  

Paint & Sip |Frida Kahlo Art Night

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Bronco Student Center @ Persues Room 
LGBTQIA + Latinx Night @ CECCHE 
co-host with Pride Center! 
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Building 95-100 | CECCHE 

Selena Karaoke Night & Papel Picado Making 

  • Thursday, October 4, 2018
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Bronco Student Center @ Game Room 

Noche de Ofrenda| Dia De Los Muertos Altar Buidling Workshop  

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Bronco Student Center @ Andromeda B  & C

PALABRA | SPOKEN WORD & OPEN MIC 

Featuring Sy Stokes' Dear White Counselor  
co-host with African American Student Center, Asian Pacific Islander Student Center, Project Succes  & Bronco Dream Student Center! 
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • 12 - 1:00 p.m. (U-Hour) 
  • Orion Suite