KZSC is excited to broadcast the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Convocation at UCSC, featuring local community activist Daniel “Nane” Alejándrez. Tune in to KZSC on Wednesday May 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm to catch the talk.
Alejándrez founded Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos to address the root causes of crime and to offer concrete alternatives to young people surrounded by violence, crime and social breakdown in their own neighborhoods. A Viet Nam vet and former Chicano gang member, Alejándrez has since emerged as an international leader–described by writer Luis J. Rodríguez, the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, as “one of the most self-sacrificing, dedicated, consistent, and humble peacemakers we have ever seen in the United States, if not the world.”
This year’s Cesar Chavez Convocation, which will be held Tuesday May 12 in the UCSC College 9/10 multipurpose room, honors the memory of Cesar Chavez–his achievements, commitment to social justice/civil rights, unrelenting efforts to cultivate grassroots leadership, and his organizing of the United Farm Workers Union.