In Honor of Cesar Chavez Day

CCLS Will Be Closed Wednesday, March 31st

Cesar Chavez Day was established as a day of service in celebration of the civil rights and labor movement. Cesar Chavez worked with families, students, religious groups and labor organizations to fight for the equal rights of farmworkers. He co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Dolores Huerta and Gilbert Padilla that later became the United Farm Workers of America.

Ceasar Chavez and Four Friends
Shown above: Richard Chavez, Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez, Jesus Sanchez Troncoso, & Arcadio Viveros at dedication of farmworker housing. Photo credit by Troncoso’s son Jesus Sanchez.

The movement coordinated boycotts and strikes. Many walked off of their jobs to participate and were arrested. They put their life on the line and sacrificed everything. The movement empowered people of all ages to be a part of history.

The photo above was taken by CCLS employee Jesus Sanchez whose father worked closely with Chavez. From the young age of seven, Jesus spent summers participating in and documenting picket lines with his family.

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day we encourage you to continue in your service to the community. Everything you do makes a difference.

Volunteer. Donate. Serve

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