When the man who feeds the world by toiling in the fields is himself deprived of the basic rights of feeding, sheltering, and caring for his own family, the whole community of man is sick.
In 2012, President Obama signed a presidential proclamation creating César E. Chávez National Monument to mark the extraordinary achievements and contributions to the history of the United States made by César Chávez and the farm worker movement. The full text of the proclamation is available online.
The monument is managed collaboratively by the National Park Service and the National Chavez Center. Initial operations are funded in part by the America Latino Heritage Fund of the National Park Foundation, the official fundraising partner of the National Park Service.