The National Chavez Center carries on the work of preserving and promoting Cesar Chavez's legacy and educating the public through a Speakers Bureau; by preserving the intellectual property rights relating to Cesar through the handling of licensing requests; coordinating commemorations and working with activists across the nation who are seeking to honor Cesar and the movement in their own communities and by working with journalists, filmmakers, documentarians, authors, historians, reporters, educators, students, non-profit and community groups providing then with information and resources about Cesar's life and values.
Begun in 2002, the Speakers Bureau has become an increasingly effective and popular tool of public education about the legacy of Cesar Chavez. It has supplied schools, businesses, government entities, labor unions, community based groups and other organizations with a personal link to Cesar the man and leader, while lending contemporary meaning to his core beliefs and values. Whether its an annual event or a school assembly, Speakers Bureau representatives make every effort to fulfill the request and ensure the function is successful, often with a Chavez family member, close associate of Cesar Chavez or a current representative from the Cesar Chavez Foundation.
To submit a request, fill out and email a Speaker Request Form.
Speaker Honorariums: All honoraria support the Chavez foundation's year-round programming and help achieve its mission. Please note the Speakers Bureau works with any budget. The Chavez foundation has also authorized a Waiver of Honoraria for certain categories of organizations where payment would result in financial hardships. Click for: Honoraria Waiver Form.
The Chavez foundation is the exclusive licensor of Cesar Chavez's heirs and, as such, manages and maintains their intellectual property, including the right of publicity in Cesar's name, likeness and image; his recorded voice; and his copyrighted words.
The mission of the Chavez foundation's licensing department is to promote Cesar's legacy and values by licensing his intellectual property to educational, non-profit, and commercial entities whose projects educate the public about Cesar and further his legacy. All proceeds from such licenses directly support the foundation's programs.
Those interested in licensing Cesar Chavez's name, likeness, image, voice or writings for any project must complete the licensing questionnaire below and return it via fax, email, or mail to:
Paul Park,General Counsel
Cesar Chavez Foundation
316 W. 2nd Street, Suite 600
Los Angeles, Calif. 90012
Fax: (213) 362-0265 Phone: (213) 362-0260
All licensing requests and fees are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The Chavez foundation cannot process or review a request or proposal until the questionnaire has been completed and submitted to its office. Please note that it takes two to three weeks to process a request.
It is difficult to keep up with the increasing volume of commemorations taking place around the country. Please let us know of commemorations or events you are sponsoring or about which you become aware by messaging us at email@example.com
Working with journalists, filmmakers, authors, educators and the public
The Chavez foundation works with a wide array of professionals producing projects on Cesar Chavez, from filmmakers and authors to educators and reporters. This website offers the public substantial historical material on Cesar Chavez as well as key links and suggested resources for follow-up research.
Professional and journalistic inquiries should be directed to the Chavez foundation's communications director, Marc Grossman, at (916) 708-4022 or firstname.lastname@example.org