John M. Pfau Library Presents:
Carmen Nevarez, Eyewitness to History: Cesar Chavez
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Lecture: Noon-1 p.m.
Location: CSUSB/Pfau Library
PL-4005 (4th floor)
Carmen M. Nevarez’s lecture will address Cesar Chavez’s involvement in the civil rights movement and the integration and segregation of students. Carmen will share her experiences as she witnessed them.
She also will discuss how it was to be a community leader during the time of Cesar Chavez.
Carmen M. Nevarez represents 60 years of a rich family legacy. Her Dominguez-Nevarez families achieved the American Dream. Carmen was raised in San Dimas, California, in a family of 11 children. She attended La Verne College and graduated in 1948 with a teaching degree. She taught in the San Bernardino School district. In 1971, she received a CTA-Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award and attended the University of Redlands, earning her master’s degree, plus a counseling certificate. In 1978, she added a state bilingual-education certificate. In her more than 53 years as a public school educator in the Inland Empire, she has helped form the lives of hundreds of students and future citizens. As a mother, a homemaker, and a community worker, her volunteer work includes: Hear Association and Cancer fund raisers; Easter Seals; Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts; Little League; Special Olympics; P.T.A.; St. Anne Catholic Church; community service organizations; San Bernardino Hospital Guild; president and co-founder of Latin American Women’s League; president of San Bernardino Faculty Wives; chapter member of League of Women Voters; and member and vice president of California Retired Teachers Association; and senior Olympics participant in bowling and art events.
If you have ideas for future lectures or would like to know more about upcoming events, please email Iwona Contreras at email@example.com or call (909)537-3447. The lecture is free and open to all students, staff, employees and the community.