Cesar Chavez day in California is this Monday, March 31st. We watched a short documentary about his life today at the AmeriCorps Wednesday meeting.
What a remarkable man. He did so much to help the farm workers using peaceful protesting.
I remember covering the day the City of Soledad dedicated a park in his memory. His grandson and granddaughter were there for the ceremony. I found them to be intelligent and thoughtful young people. and proud of their grandfather.
It was a big controversy naming the park after Cesar Chavez. There were a group of people who thought the park should be named after someone from the town; someone who made a contribution to the City.
But it does seem appropriate to many folks that, because of the farming community and how many farm laborers labored in the nearby fields, the park should remember him by dedicating the park in his memory.