Cesar Chavez Day
CFT offices will be closed.
Cesar Chavez Day celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez, former leader of the United Farmworkers. In California, state offices and schools are closed.
There are many ways to teach about Chavez in your classroom:
- Topnotch lesson plans have been created by your colleagues on the CFT Labor in the Schools Committee in the booklet Let Me Tell You About This Man: Cesar Chavez, Union Organizer (in English and Spanish).
- Find model curriculum about Cesar Chavez from the California Department of Education.
- Peruse the CFT’s entire collection of member-created lesson plans. You can download curricula for free!