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Quilt to Honor Cesar Chavez


Quilt Honoring Cesar Chavez In UCR Event

(May 31, 2002)

What: A free public community reception and exhibition during the closing event for the Cesar Chavez Celebration Through the Arts Quilt’s Project, part of the Riverside Freedom Quilts Project. The event includes an exhibition of artistic and historic quilts created by local children, which capture local Riverside history. Expected guests will include children that created the works of art, family members, community leaders, UCR faculty and Riverside Unified School District teachers.



When: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday June 12



Where: The Riverside Municipal Museum, 3580 Mission Inn Ave.



Why: The event will close a three-month celebration of the student-quilting workshop, which honors the values of Cesar Chavez.



Sponsors: The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism (GO SERV.); University Eastside Community Collaborative; University of California Riverside; The City of Riverside and the Riverside Municipal Museum.



Cost: The event is free.



Contacts: Julia Goodman, Lucia Ortega and Nydia Flores (909) 787-7694



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