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New César Chávez Research Guide

March 10, 2021

Black and white photograph of Cesar Chavez

Our new César Chávez Research Guide is live! Check it out for information and resources on César Chávez and his life’s work. 

The guide, which will be updated regularly, was created in partnership with Chicano Latino Student Affairs (CLSA).

César Chávez (1927-1993) was a labor leader, community organizer, and civil rights activist. He co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962, which later turned into the United Farm Workers Labor Union. The strikes and non-violent protests he helped to coordinate agitated for and ultimately led to improvements in farm labor laws as well as farmworker wages and working conditions.

In California, César Chávez Day is celebrated on March 31 each year. This year, the Claremont Colleges will observe the holiday on March 26, 2021. The Library will be closed and no services provided on this day.