"Cesar E. Chavez Memorial" San Fernando Things to Do Tip by Yaqui

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For those who are not familiar with Ceasar Chavez he was a civil rights leader who founded the United Farm Workers. It was established to protect the rights of migrant farm workers who for so long suffered outrages long hours, terrible working conditions, living conditions, little pay and being exposed to harmfull pesticides. He dedicated his life to his people and used non violence to send a message of peace and understanding of the cause. They have a Ceasar Chavez Education and Retreat Center in Keene dedicated to the memory of him too so its not the only memorial to him.

In 2004 this lovely memorial was built to honor the memory of one of the greatest civil rights and labor leader, César E. Chávez. It consists of a fountain, a bronze sculpture of Chávez, a sculpture of ten farm workers, and a 100 foot mural, with 23,000 square foot area.There is also a lovely donors circle with engraved bricks and plaques from the many groups and individuals who have supported the construction. It was designed by Ignacio Gomez.

For more information contact:
City of San Fernando
117 Macneil Street
San Fernando, CA 91340

Address: Corner of Wolfskill Street and Truman Street
Phone: (818) 898-1200

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  • Updated May 23, 2010
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