News Release Date: July 5, 2017
Contact: Ruben Andrade, 661-823-6130KEENE, Calif. – Chances are that you have heard the name César Chávez. You may have driven on a road or past a school that bears his name. If you were alive during the 1960s and '70s, you may remember his work—maybe you even boycotted grapes five decades ago! But do you know much about Chávez? Have you ever met a member of the United Farm Workers? Do you know firsthand the challenges of the people who plant, tend, and harvest so much of this country’s food?
This new national monument offers insight into why this man and the struggles of farmworkers mean so much to American agriculture, both the industry and its people. A visit to César E. Chávez National Monument will fill your mind and your heart with the spirit of ¡Sí se puede!―Yes we can! Read more
The National Park Getaways series helps people find new places to connect with nature, history, family, and friends. This month’s Getaway featuring César E. Chávez National Monument is the 271st installment in the series.
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Last updated: July 5, 2017