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Programs

Program Highlights

Every year, the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education sponsors and co-sponsors numerous education, cultural, and outreach/retention program that are open to and benefit the entire Cal Poly Pomona community. Any Cal Poly Pomona student, faculty, staff or alumni are welcome to assist in planning any of the annual Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education programs listed below.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Dia de los Muertos Celebration is an annual cultural event held on the first Friday in November. This event highilights vibrant multicultural altars dedicated to honoring the deceased. This program is a collaboration between the Cesar E. Chavez 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. This year's celebration will be held on Friday November 3, 2017 from 5:00-9:00pm at the Bronco Commons.

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.

Annual Hilda L. Solis Scholarship Dinner & Reception

The Hilda L. Solis Scholarship Dinner and Reception is an annual program held in the Spring quarter. The program is sponsored by the Cesar E. Chevez Center for Higher Education and the Races Alumni Association. It is a program where student success is celebrated and honored by giving scholarships to students that have excelled in their academics, and campus/community service. The event is named after Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis an alumna of Cal Poly Pomona.

Cesar E. Chavez Day of Service Learning

Every year, the Cesar E. Chavez Center for Higher Education sponsors a program that helps to celebrate the life of Cesar E. Chavez while promoting service learning, volunteerism, and community involvement.

Upcoming Events

Dia de la Raza

Thursday, October 12, 2017

5:00pm-7:00pm

Multipurpose Room (behind Denny’s)

César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education

The Dia de la Raza Event is an opportunity to bring together the diverse CPP Latinx extended community bound by cultural ties. This is an opportunity to recognize the
people and traditions wiped out by colonization all the while presenting a gallery presentation of historic contributions of César E. Chávez and the United Farm Workers of America. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

 

23rd Annual Dia de los Muertos – Day of the Dead Celebration

Friday, November 3, 2017

5:00pm-9:00pm

Bronco Commons

César E. Chávez Center for Higher Education

Dia de los Muertos is an annual multicultural celebration for the entire campus and surrounding community to come together in celebration of life and death. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of dia de los muertos at Cal Poly Pomona.