Civil Rights

UVU believes in fighting discrimination in all forms. UVU will always put at the forefront advocacy in Voting Rights, Redistricting, Housing concerns, Immigration, and social justice. UVU also believe in education access for all.


March 30, 2014

  • UVU Cesar Chavez March & Rally - "Cesar was born on March 31, 1927. He was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association (later the United Farm Workers union, UFW)." In 2011, HB505 was introduced by Rep. Tryon Lewis, this bill would have eliminated Cesar Chavez Day in Texas. After protests around Texas with new Marches and Rallies being organized HB505 died in committee. Our first Cesar Chavez March was in 2012 unprecedented in Odessa,TX. Continue Reading.

January 20, 2014

  • UVU / MLK Declamation Event - Martin Luther King Jr. was a social activist, who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. Every year UVU honors MLK for his advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. This was our first ever declamation on the lawn of the Ector County Courthouse. Continue Reading.