On WhiteHouse.gov Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Stephanie Valencia shares thoughts on this year’s Cesar Chavez Day observance. As part of the event, Secretary Solis joined White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar for a White House screening of the film “Common Man, Uncommon Vision: The Cesar Chavez Story.”
“At the White House, historic days happen quite frequently, but Wednesday marked an especially profound day as individuals from across the nation came to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building to honor the life and legacy of one of the greatest civil rights leaders of our time: Cesar Estrada Chavez, marking what would have been his 84th birthday.
It was clear from those that joined us yesterday – from the students who left knowing more about our history; to the people who worked with and marched with Cesar years ago; to the farmworkers that travelled from California who are continuing his work today – that Cesar’s unwavering dedication and tireless work on behalf of such a vulnerable group of people – continues to this day to have an impact on so many.”
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