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Friday, February 26, 2016

UT College of Education Professor Nominated for ‘Si, Se Puede’ Award

My husband, Emilio Zamora and I, are very humbled and deeply honored to be this year's recipients of the Cesar Chavez award given out annually by P.O.D.E.R., People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources. The Cesar E. Chavez “Si Se Puede!” Award is presented to individuals that Demonstrate Leadership that is Changing Lives and Transforming Communities.  We invite you to participate in the Cesar Chavez – “Si Se Puede!” March on Saturday, March 26th, at 10:30 AM. The March begins at Terrazas Library, 1105 E. Cesar Chavez and ends at Mariposa Centro Cultural, 4926 E. Cesar Chavez Street.
Susana Almanza, gracias, for the nomination!

-Angela Valenzuela
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UT College of Education Professor Nominated for ‘Si, Se Puede’ Award

Feb. 19, 2016
 
Angela Valenzuela, professor of Educational Policy and Planning and Cultural Studies in Education programs, has been nominated to receive the Cesar E. Chavez – “Si, Se Puede” Award from the People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources (PODER). The distinction is given to individuals who demonstrate community leadership and whose work honors the legacy of Chavez’ civil rights and labor activism.


PODER, a grassroots organization devoted to addressing environmental issues, seeks to frame those issues as matters of social and economic justice. The organization is specifically focused on increasing participation of communities of color in corporate and government decision-making.

A reception in honor of the award and its recipients will be held Saturday, March 26, at the Emma Barrientos Mexican American Culture Center in Austin.

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