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Cesar Chavez: Leader and Civil Rights Activist

Cesar Chavez: Leader and Civil Rights Activist In-Person

Historical Presenter, Jim Gibbons, will discuss the life, struggles, and great accomplishments of American Labor Leader and Civil Rights activist, Cesar Chavez. Chavez was the leader of the first successful farm workers union in American history. Through his activism, Chavez fought for fair wages, medical coverage, pension, benefits, and better living conditions for thousands of farm workers. Chavez worked with Dolores Huerta to co-found the National Farm Workers Association, which later merged with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee. This would become the United Farm Workers Labor Union. Gibbons will discuss the childhood and life of Chavez, his views and activism, his friendships with Bobby Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and their families. He will also discuss how Chavez would posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.  

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Classroom A, Classroom B
  Family Library Program  

Registration is required. There are 40 seats available.

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