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Mon April 1 - César Chávez Day - No School

Why We Celebrate César Chávez

A multifaceted figure, Cesar Chavez was an American hero known for his roles as a civil rights activist, Latino, and farm labor leader, a deeply spiritual individual, a community organizer, a social entrepreneur, an advocate for nonviolent social change, and a defender of environmental and consumer rights.

Born on March 31, 1927, near his family's humble homestead outside Yuma, Arizona, Chavez, a first-generation American, experienced hardship early on. At the age of 11, his family lost their farm during the Great Depression, leading them to work as migrant farm workers. Chavez's formal education ended after eighth grade as he dedicated himself to full-time agricultural work to support his family. His upbringing exposed him to the challenges and injustices faced by farm laborers as he traveled through California, working in fields, orchards, and vineyards.

Thank you Cesar Chavez, for your contribution. Cesar Chavez Day - Celebrated on April 1st this year.

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