Spring in San Jose

Cesar E. Chavez Monument

Cesar E. Chavez Monument

It was beautiful weather for students at San Jose State University today.

The Cesar E. Chavez Monument, also known as The Arch of Dignity, Equality and Justice, was really beautiful today and I had to share it with those of you who don’t spend time on the SJSU campus.

Enjoy the weather today, it will be back to the 60s the rest of the week (but still sunny!) and possibly rain on Monday.

3 Comments so far

  1. Jennifer Bullock (jennifer) on April 2nd, 2009 @ 9:05 am

    I have not been to campus in awhile and have yet to see this in person — but.. while I’m all for celebrating diversity and history etc.. it just seems very out of place (visually) on the SJSU campus. Yes it is beautiful for what it is.

    At the same time, it sort of fits because nothing on that campus "matches" or has some kind of connecting feel. You have the older buildings with character and the tree-lined area of the Tower – then you have the more modern buildings sprinkled all over.. and of course the new library.

    Would be interesting if they could approach memorials/monuments/etc with a more innovative, "Silicon Valley" style. But that’s just two cents from a former SJSU student!

  2. Cynthia Corral (pischina) on April 2nd, 2009 @ 9:19 am

    Yes, it’s hard to say it doesn’t "fit" when really there is no one style on campus. Besides the beautiful old buildings and the beautiful new buildings, don’t forget the terribly ugly, institution-style buildings too.

    I think a lot of students started resenting this arch as semester after semester went by with the fencing blocking a major walkway (and no obvious progress). But I have to say that now that the arch is up and the fencing down, the arch in person is quite beautiful. You should go see it – and take some better photos for us!

  3. Jennifer Bullock (jennifer) on April 2nd, 2009 @ 9:32 am

    I would like to see it in person, for sure! Maybe a trip to campus this weekend is in order.

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