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Workers’ Rights Advocate Jorge Mújica to Give César Chávez Lecture on Sept. 23

September 8, 2020 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Jorge Mujica smiling wearing Arise Chicago tshirt.As the strategic campaigns organizer at Arise Chicago, Jorge Mújica works with large groups of workers who are interested in organizing for long-term workplace improvements.

A journalist and longtime advocate for worker and immigrant rights, Mújica will give this year’s César Chávez Intercultural Lecture, Noticing Immigrants Just Because of COVID-19, on Sept. 23 in a virtual format.

Born in Mexico City, Mújica took part in several advocacy efforts in Mexico before moving to the United States in 1987. In both countries, he worked extensively on health and safety issues in the workplace. He also has collaborated with labor unions in organizing and election campaigns, and is one of the conveners of historic immigrant rights marches in Chicago in 2006. As a journalist, Mújica has worked for Spanish-language newspapers and TV stations, and has won national awards for investigative reporting.

Mújica’s virtual lecture will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Admission is free but reservations are required. Reserve your spot by visiting elmhurst.life/chavez2020. For more information, call (630) 617-5186 or email marketing@elmhurst.edu.

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