Cesar Chavez Day

Published March 31, 2021
Black and White image of Cesar Chavez speaking behind a microphone

Today we honor the legacy of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.
In the 1960s, after a series of successful nonviolent boycotts, strikes, and a 300-mile march, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, along with Larry Itliong, merged their workers’ rights organizations into the present-day United Farm Workers of America.
Learn more about Cesar Chavez, Delores Huerta and Larry Itliong as we honor their work and the sacrifices of Mexican and Filipino farm workers in improving working conditions and wages.