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Campus events will honor César Chávez

  • Mark Kamimura-Jimenez will give a keynote address March 20.

Posted on March 14, 2013

A silent march and keynote address at Grand Valley are planned to honor César E. Chávez on Wednesday, March 20.

The silent march will begin at 1:30 p.m. in front of Zumberge Library, and a keynote address by Mark Kamimura-Jimenez will take place from 2-3 p.m. in the Grand River Room of the Kirkhof Center. A reception will follow Kamimura-Jimenez’s presentation, “Camina Conmigo: Navigating the Latino Educational Pipeline.”

Kamimura-Jimenez, director of Graduate Student Success for Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan, has worked for Cal State Fullerton where he served as director of Educational Partnerships, the first position of its kind in the California university system. He has degrees from Columbia University, University of Michigan and University of California, Irvine. He is co-editor and author of the book Latina/o Pathway to the PhD: Abriendo Caminos.

César Chávez events are sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Inclusion and Equity, Latino Student Union and WGVU Public Media.

For more information, call (616) 331-2177 or visit

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