Virtual: César Chávez Celebration
October 14-18, 2020
Ongoing On the Recuerda César Chávez Committee Facebook page,
The 27th Annual César Chávez Day Fiesta originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28th was postponed, and is now going virtual starting on October 14th. Our César Chávez Day Fiesta has always been a celebration of the life and legacy of César Chávez, featuring a march—La Marcha de Justicia– followed by a family fiesta here at the Center. Please join us this year for a week of virtual events on the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee Facebook page as we continue to celebrate the life and legacy of the renowned civil rights leader.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
An introduction to the history and work of the RCCC
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Day of Service – Special video by our Day of Service Coordinator
Friday, October 16, 2020
Remembering César and honoring his legacy
Saturday, October 17, 2020
¡Si, se puede! Wishing Dolores Huerta a Happy 90th Birthday!
Sunday, October 17, 2020
Farmworker history and the fight for the people in the fields
Monday, October 18: 2020
¡Viva la huelga! Advocating for social justice amid a pandemic
Civil rights and labor leader César Chávez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, AZ. Following his untimely death in 1993, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in America, posthumously in 1994. Every year since his death, the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee has commemorated the birth of this unique, humble leader by marching in his honor and celebrating his life with music, dancing, poetry, and enjoyable, culturally enriched activities for children. Chávez was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 1994. Our event is designed to educate the entire family about César Chávez and the farm worker movement. The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee is made up of organizations and individual volunteers who want to see Chávez’s legacy of peaceful activism continue for generations to come. Our mission is to educate our youth and communities about the legacy, life, and work of this great civil rights leader—César Chávez.
A native of Dawson, New Mexico, Dolores Huerta was co-founder, with César Chávez, of the United Farmworkers Union. She was also recognized with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 for her decades of ceaseless civil rights and labor organizing, and continues to be a civil rights icon worldwide to this day. At the corner of 4th Street and Avenida César Chávez, beside the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the new Avenida Dolores Huerta connects with Avenida César Chávez, making it the first intersection in the country to have streets named after the two civil rights leaders who worked side by side.