Join Chavez Family Vision, Inc. for the 15th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Breakfast
Thursday, March 31, 2016 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast and Program
1350 N 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Mirtha Villarreal-Younger, LTC (CA), CSMR
Executive Officer, California Military Department
, a California native, is a 22-year U.S. Army Veteran—11 years active duty and 11 traditional California Army National Guard. A first generation Mexican American, Mirtha knew early on that she wanted to serve in the Armed Forces and enlisted at age 18. She became the first female California Officer Candidate School Commander and a Public Information Officer in California. She served several overseas tours, including a combat tour in Afghanistan. Throughout her military career, she served in several positions such as Director of State Personnel at the California Military Department (CMD), Deputy Director of State Personnel Programs, State Equal Employment Officer, Deputy Director of Public Affairs, Command Information Officer, and Chief of Community Relations. She always made it her mission to incorporate the Latino Community into her work by highlighting the many accomplishments of Latino/a servicemembers. As a result of her efforts, she received the “Latino Spirit” Award, an award that recognizes statewide, exemplary work to strengthen California’s democracy and advance the representation of Latinos in public service.
All proceeds benefit the Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Fund
OTHER LOCAL EVENTS TO BE HELD IN HONOR OF CESAR E. CHAVEZ:
Cesar E. Chavez March – Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 11 am.
Mexican Heritage Plaza – 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116
5th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Day Flag Raising Ceremony @ San Jose City Hall – Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:00 PM.(A reception to follow the flag raising ceremony to be held at Liquid Lounge, located at 32 S. 3rd Street)
This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by Councilmembers Ash Kalra and Raul Peralez. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Joshua Barousse at 408-535-4924, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.