The event honors the life of César Chávez and recognizes leaders in the East Contra Costa community who continue the tradition of service and social activism exemplified by the iconic labor/human-rights activist. Chávez embodied the spirit of service to community and non-violent social change.
The college is now seeking nominations for three recognition awards to be presented at the event. The LMC César Chávez Award for Exemplary Community Service, established in 1995, is conferred on a local resident who best represents the following core values established by César Chávez: service to others, sacrifice, helping the most needy, determination, non-violence, tolerance, respect for life, celebrating community, knowledge and innovation.
The East County Educator Award honors a member of the educational community who demonstrates the above values and a commitment to student success and educational equity, particularly for low-income students and students of color.
The Chávez Spirit Award recognizes an emerging leader making an impact in the areas of advocacy and social justice.
To nominate someone for one or more of these awards, visit www.losmedanos.edu/chavez/nominate. The deadline for nominations is Monday, March 4. For more information, e-mail Jennifer Adams at email@example.com or call 925-439-2181, ext. 3103.