Join us as we celebrate the legacy of California-based Civil Rights icon, Cesar Chavez.er. Advocating for better wages and safer working conditions for agricultural workers, Chavez defined a generation and improved the lives of countless individuals in California and across the nation. Turning advocacy into action, Chavez co-founded the National Farm Workers Association along with Dolores Huerta in 1962, achieving landmark victories throughout the 1960s and ’70s. Join Amtrak San Joaquins as we highlight local events throughout the corridor to celebrate Cesar Chavez’s legacy.
Visit The Forty Acres
Forty Acres, 30168 Garces Hwy, Delano, CA | March 31, 2022
On Cesar Chavez Day, which falls on the civil rights leader’s birthday, visit The Forty Acres, the national historic monument, to relive some of the most historic moments not only in Kern County’s history, but the country’s. Learn more here.
Directions: Take a 20-minute Uber ride from the Wasco Amtrak Station to the destination.
Visit the Cesar Chavez Mural in Historic Downtown Fresno
1435 Fresno St Fresno, CA | March 31, 2022
Stop by Downtown Fresno’s Mural District and see the Cesar Chavez mural, a detailed portrait showing Cesar Chavez holding a basket of fruits and vegetables. While in the area,enjoy the local fare and shopping! Learn more here.
Directions: Walk southwest on Tulare toward Santa Fe for one mile and turn right on F Street to the destination.
10th Annual Remembering Cesar Chavez Breakfast
Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery: 111 S Sutter St Stockton, Ca 95202 | March 26th | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Visit the Mexican Heritage Center and Gallery to celebrate and honor the life of Cesar Chavez. Learn about Cesar Chavez’s legacy improving the conditions of the farmworkers throughout California and the nation. Tickets for the breakfast start at $50. To reserve your seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions: Amtrak riders who arrive at the Stockton San Joaquin Street Station should head east toward S San Joaquin St, turn left onto South San Joaquin Street, and 0.5 mi turn right onto East Market Street.
Cesar E. Chavez Celebration
Contra Costa Administrative Building, 1025 Escobar Street, Street, Martinez CA 94553 | March 29th | 11 AM
Celebrate the 28th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Commemorative Celebration with the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. Each year, the Board of Supervisors honors a group of students as part of the Youth Hall of Fame Award. These students stand out for their volunteer work, leadership, and civic engagement. County residents are welcomed to nominate Contra Costa County students for the award. This event is completely free to attend, for more information regarding the 28th annual celebration, check out the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors website.
Directions: From Amtrak’s Martinez station, take a quick 6 minute walk to the event by walking toward Marina Vista Ave, turning left on Marina Vista Ave, and continuing for three blocks until you reach the Contra Costa Administrative Building.
Cesar Chavez Day of Service
DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607 | March 26th | 8AM - 1PM
Come out to volunteer at the Cesar Chavez Day of Service at DeFremery Park! Join forces with other community members to complete service projects including painting, community clean up, food giveaway, and planting in the community garden. This event is free to attend. For registration and information about the Cesar Chavez Day of Service, visit the Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corp. event page.
Directions: From Amtrak’s Oakland station turn right and walk down toward Broadway & 3rd St, hop onto bus line 72R, walk toward 14th St & Broadway to bus line 14, turn right to arrive at DeFremery Park.