Cesar Chavez – Get to know our history through the local protagonist
We will be honoring Cesar Chavez’s legacy and you will have the opportunity to learn more about the impact his leadership had on our community. “Cesar Chavez – Get to know our history through the local protagonist” will take place on Friday, March 31st, 2023. During this event, students will have the opportunity to check out a photo exhibit by David Giffey and interact with Civil Rights Activists, Jesus Salas and Ernesto Chacon, our local protagonists of the movement.
Students, teachers, artists, and community members are all invited to join us to celebrate this great event. This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about this critical part of our history. Our knowledgeable speakers will be there to share their stories and experiences. It promises to be a thoroughly inspiring event!
Let’s get to know our history! César Chávez was born on March 31st, 1927 in Yuma Arizona. His family moved to California to work as migrant farm workers after losing their land in the great depression. In 1962, Chávez became a co-founder of the National Farm Workers’ Association, now known as the United Farm Workers. He became the best-known Latino-American civil rights activist, leading the struggle for better rights for farm workers, his aggressive but nonviolent tactics made him gain national awareness. He went on several hunger strikes to highlight his campaigns.
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