Cesar E Chavez is a leader who rose up to become a symbol of hope and a true American hero. Chavez became the voice for the voiceless when no one could. Chavez, the legendary farmworker advocate, and social justice defender fought for justice and representation during his career as an organizer in California from the 1950s onward.
With the help of labor organizers like Delores Huerta and Larry Itliong, they founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) union to fight years of low wages and inhumane working conditions. Through Cesar’s diligent leadership, the UFW was able to acquire higher wages and improved working conditions along with bringing hope to their community.
As leaders in the community we hope to preserve his legacy through a day of recognition. This is the first year for Palm Springs to organize this event and we hope to continue in the years to come.
This recognition is meaningful for the community and for all in the labor movement. It recognizes Cesar E. Chavez and it reaffirms our commitment in the City of Palm Springs to fight for justice, fair wages, better working conditions, dignity and respect for all.
Join us on March 31, 2020, in Palm Springs and celebrate the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez.