The 2023 Annual Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards Gala, the Cesar Chavez Foundation honored artist and activist Carlos Almaraz (posthumously), Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Executive Director Angélica Salas, and pioneering Latino political figure Richard Alatorre at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles on March 23, 2023.
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass delivered the keynote address, and California Attorney General Rob Bonta made special remarks.
The annual Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards Gala brings together international, national, and local leaders from every sector of business, government, labor, and education to remember the life and work of Cesar Chavez and honor distinguished individuals for their commitment to social justice and their positive contributions in their respective fields.
The Cesar Chavez Foundation has launched branded GIF stickers of Cesar Chavez with his beloved dogs, featuring Cesar Chavez, his beloved dogs Boycott and Huelga (“strike”), notable quotes, and more.
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Cesar Chavez marches with a “Huelga” Sign
“Huelga,” meaning “strike,” was a term Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers used that has evolved to signify the struggle of the movement. The Aztec eagle, once a symbol for farm workers, represented a cultural connection evoking a sense of pride.
Cesar Chavez with Boycott and Huelga
Cesar Chavez had two German Shepherds he trained himself named Boycott and Huelga (“strike”). He credited them for his commitments to vegetarianism and animal rights, and at his request, they are buried near him in the rose garden at The National Chavez Center.
Cesar Chavez Quote
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed.” These words were extracted from Cesar Chavez’s 1984 address to the Commonwealth Club of California. He is shown holding a shovel inspired by a photograph taken of him in La Paz.
Cesar Chavez Foundation Logos
In 2018, the Chavez Foundation unveiled a new logo to reflect better the organization’s growing work in carrying out Cesar’s vision for a better future for our communities and families. It was designed to communicate the legacy of Cesar Chavez, the history of social activism, and the continued values the Chavez Foundation champions.
Need a quick tutorial? Check out the video below.
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La Campesina’s “Punto de Vista” broadcasted live from the White House this past Cesar Chavez Day. Program Director Maria Barquin and La Campesina radio personality Tony “El Tigre” sat down with White House staffers Luisana Perez Fernández, director of Hispanic media, and Jennifer Molina, deputy communications director, to discuss their current positions and reflect on their personal journeys to the White House. In conjunction with Cesar Chavez Day celebrations, La Campesina highlighted the farm worker delegation, which included UFW Foundation Chief Executive Officer Diana Tellefson Torres and United Farm Workers President Teresa Romero, accompanied by representatives of the nation’s largest agricultural states to discuss issues affecting farm workers. Listen to the entire episode by visiting: Podcast – Campesina Network
From left, La Campesina radio personality Tony “El Tigre, “Luisana Perez Fernández, White House director of Hispanic media, Jennifer Molina, White House deputy communications director, and Maria Barquin, communications fund program director.
From left, Maria Barquin, communications fund program director, stands with Julie Rodriguez, senior advisor to President Biden at the White House and Cesar’s granddaughter, and La Campesina radio personality Tony “El Tigre” near a bust of Martin Luther King Jr.
Chavez Foundation’s Maria Barquin and Tony “El Tigre” prepare for a live broadcast of “Punto de Vista” from the White House.
The Communications Fund’s flagship program, Radio Campesina (La Campesina), was founded by Cesar Chavez in 1983 to produce community-building programs while also providing great entertainment as a means of encouraging listeners to interact, engage and share resources. The Communications Fund reaches millions of people each month through multiple platforms, engaging a multi-generational, multi-cultural audience with current high-quality programming that entertains, informs, and inspires.
Learn about Cesar Chavez’s enduring legacy with free lessons from the Chavez Foundation’s Education Fund. Inspired by Cesar’s core values of “Sí Se Puede” and non-violence, the Cesar Chavez Day lessons invite students to learn about transforming their lives and communities. For more information about our full-unit curriculum products, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Education Fund is dedicated to building a just society by educating the hearts and minds of children through culturally responsive, diverse products and services in under-resourced communities.