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Cesar Chavez Day


The Library will be closed on March 31 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. 

Cesar Chavez was a labor union organizer and established the National Farmworkers Association with fellow activist Dolores Huerta. His work was pivotal in establishing labor rights for migrant farmworkers in California, and fostering the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement. 

Cesar Chavez Day is recognized in 10 states in the US as a day of service to commemorate Chavez's dedication to non-violent advocacy for farmworkers and other laborers. 

The 1st floor of the Library features a Cesar Chavez Memorial Mural, and the Library provides many resources about Cesar Chavez and his activist work. Learn more: 

Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa by Jacques E Levy (ebook)

Creation of the Chavez Mural at SSU (DVD)

Chicano! History of the Mexican-American Civil Rights Movement (streaming video)

Cesar Chavez at Sonoma State in 1972  (Audio of speech)

Encyclopedia of Cesar Chavez: The Farm Workers' Fight for Rights and Justice (ebook)

Audio and photo from the Library's University Archives.