March 31 – a City of San Diego Holiday

March 31 marks the birthday of  César Chávez in 1927. A farmworker from the age of 10, he joined with Dolores Huerta to establish the group that would become the United Farmworkers of America. Following the principles of non-violence, they succeeded as the first recognized union for the nation’s farmworkers — a struggle for recognition that included confrontation with anti-Chicano prejudice. Where better to visit on March 31 than the Port of San Diego’s Cesar Chavez Park? Here’s a link to find this harborside patch of green.

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