InterCare Celebrates Cesar Chavez Day on March 31

March 30, 2012

Cesar Chavez Day is observed in the United States on March 31 each year. It celebrates the birthday of Cesar Estrada Chavez and it serves as a tribute to his commitment to social justice and respect for human dignity. Cesar Chavez was born on March 31 in 1927. He was a migrant farm worker from the age of 10. He became active with the Community Service Organization, and helped fight racial and economic discrimination against Chicano residents.

Dr. Chavez co-founded the National Farm Workers Association in the early 60's. He focused his attention on the plight of migrant farm workers and gained support to have his organization be the first successful farm workers' union in the United States. He used principles of non-violence, with strikes and boycotts. Dr. Chavez remained president of United Farm Workers of America (AFL-CIO) until his death on April 23, 1993.

Read the official Presidential Proclamation for Cesar Chavez Day, 2012, by the President of the United States of America.

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