¡Viva la Causa! ¡Huelga! ¡Lucha! Learn about the fight for farm labor rights through a celebration of activist and labor leader, César Chávez. Enjoy dance and art, culinary and garden workshops.
Guest performers include Xipe Totec, Ballet Folklorico Y Arriba Mexico, and Tierra Blanca Arts Center. Food and beverages will be available for sale.
Family Day Activity Guide / Giveaway (for students grades K-12)
Join LA Plaza’s Education Team for hands-on art and culinary workshops throughout the day.
Students (Grades K-12) can pick up an activity guide at the welcome table and collect a stamp at each workshop area. Collect all 3 stamps and redeem them for a special giveaway!
Giveaway: Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La Historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez. Written by Monica Brown (2010).
Cesar Chavez Day Workshops For Students (Grades K-12)
¡Huelga! Protest Poster
Posters carried in marches, protests, and boycotts communicate important messages through the use of words and symbols. Make a poster in support of farmworkers using stencils while learning about screen printing with Master Printer Dewey Tafoya.
¡Sí puede! Collage
Civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta, is known for her dedication to fighting for the justice of our communities. “¡Si, Se Puede! (Yes, We Can!)” is one of the many phrases she used to rally people together to boycott, protest, and march for farmworkers’ rights. Make a collage dedicated to her activist work.
Farm Workers Cole Slaw (Ensalada de Col)
“Boycott! No lettuce, no grapes!” Learn about the boycott of lettuce and grapes by making a slaw (ensalada de col) using healthy ingredients. Explore the power of food and how it can be used to promote healthy eating in our communities and encourage social justice for farm workers who harvest the foods we eat.
12:30pm – Xipe Totec
1pm – Y Arriba Mexico Ballet Folklorico
2pm – Grupo Folklorico Tierra Blanca
3pm – Mariachi Las Catrinas