Member-supported news for Southern California
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support for KPCC comes from:

Honoring the legacy of workers' rights advocate Cesar Chavez

Ways to Subscribe

This morning, President Obama is heading to Keene, California, in the San Joaquin Valley where he'll pay tribute to the memory of Cesar Chavez.

This morning, President Obama is heading to Keene, California, in the San Joaquin Valley where he'll pay tribute to the memory of Cesar Chavez.

Chavez's home and burial place, known as La Paz, will be designated a national monument.

This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the of the founding of the National Farm Workers Organization, which later became the United Farm Workers union.

For more on the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez, we're joined by Matt Garcia, author of the book "From the Jaws of Victory: the Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement."

Stay Connected