César Chávez Commemoration

The César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Commemoration is a citywide effort to honor César Chávez and Dolores Huerta by emphasizing Service Learning and Environmental Justice. The commemorative period begins on the Spring Equinox, the traditional beginning of the planting season, and extends to the anniversary of his passing.

César Chávez & Dolores Huerta related events

Date Title Location
9/27/2014 Dolores Huerta: Passing the Torch on to the next Generation Berkeley



TEACHER RESOURCES

If you are a teacher of elementary, middle school, or high school students, please visit our teacher resource page to access age-appropriate César Chávez biographies, model curricula, and more.

For a pdf of teacher resources assembled by Berkeley teachers, click here.


FILM & VIDEO RESOURCES

Visit our film and video resource page to access a list of videos and documentaries on César Chávez.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Visit our additional resources page to access a list of recommended books, children’s books, readings, and articles on César Chávez.

FOUR VIRTURES OF CESAR CHAVEZ

Hope
To believe that seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome

Determination
To stay with a course of noble action despite obstacles.?¡Sí Se Puede!

Courage
To meet danger or advance unpopular opinions without giving way to fear

Tolerance
To resolve differences peacefully by understanding the beliefs of others



CHAVEZ HUERTA COMMEMORATION PLANNING COMMITTEE

In 2014 members of the committee decided to add Dolores Huerta to the commemorative period. The committee felt that Dolores Huerta has not received the respect she deserves.

The César Chávez Dolores Huerta Commemoration Planning Committee is made up of three teams: the City of Berkeley, the Berkeley Unified School District, and the Community. Each team plans activities within their own sphere as well as across the three teams in a citywide effort. This year the City of Berkeley will chair the committee and coordinate the citywide effort.

We welcome participation by all segments of the community. If you’re interested in joining the committee, please contact lorenzo@ecologycenter.org.


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BERKELEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT RESOLUTION

The Berkeley Unified School District passed a resolution marking March 20 to April 23rd, 2012 as the César Estrada Chávez Commemorative Period. Read it here.

CONTACTS

Santiago Casal
Director of the Chávez Memorial Solar Calendar Project
p. (510) 845-0657
e. chavezmemorial@sbcglobal.net