César Chávez: Labor Leader and Activist
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March 31 is César Chávez Day. Use these K-12 lesson plans and resources to
celebrate the life and legacy of this civil rights and labor activist.
Topics span his early days as a migrant farmworker, his co-founding of the
United Farm Workers union, his use of nonviolent protests to fight for the
rights of laborers and includes other change-makers like Dolores Huerta,
Lucas Benitez and Librada Paz. You’ll also find related lessons on social
justice, on Martin Luther King, Jr., and Hispanic heritage month
César Chávez was born in Arizona and was an American citizen. However, the rights of farm workers today are often connected to immigration. For more on the experience and rights of immigrants, see our related collection.