Marcus Performing Arts Center
Press Release

The 2nd Annual César E. Chávez Birthday Celebration

Free Event is on March 8 at 1:00 pm

By - Jan 31st, 2020 11:37 am
The 2nd Annual César E. Chávez Birthday Celebration

The 2nd Annual César E. Chávez Birthday Celebration

MILWAUKEE, WI (Friday, January 31, 2020)— The Marcus Center is putting together a 2nd annual event that focuses on educating our community about the legacy of César E. Chávez on Sunday, March 8 at 1:00 pm. Chávez was an unselfish advocate of social justice and respect for human dignity.

The César E. Chávez Birthday Celebration program will highlight the youth in our community. Building on the success of the Marcus Center’s Dr. King Birthday event and last year’s inaugural event, we will engage students through providing an art, essay and spoken word contest. Entry information can be found at

In addition, various cultural arts organizations will take center stage in Uihlein Hall to truly demonstrate the excellence of our arts and education. The event will conclude with a reception at the Marcus Center.

The César E. Chávez. Birthday Celebration is organized by a steering committee of community members, school representatives, corporate leaders, and Marcus Center staff. This event is free and open to the public.

César Chávez quoted, “From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.”

This event is supported by: Bader Philanthropies, Inc., BMO Harris Bank, Brewers Community Foundation, CBS 58, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee PBS, Northwestern Mutual, Telemundo, and Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.

About Marcus Performing Arts Center
Established in 1969, the Marcus Performing Arts Center is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, it continues to build bridges between diverse members of our community through high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series, sponsored by Johnson Financial Group, is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 20 years and provides opportunities to educate, entertain and engage audiences. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus a variety of other important community and family events throughout the year. For more information about events visit the Marcus Center website at The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us