RUSD Board of Education Establishes March 31st as César E. Chavez Day of Service and Learning
Posted on 11/20/2020
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At the October 20, 2020 Riverside Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Education meeting, the Board adopted Resolution No. 2020/21-46 establishing March 31st as César E. Chavez Day of Service and Learning. Board President Kathy Allavie shared “This resolution recognizes the great contributions and accomplishments of Mr. Chavez and encourages all RUSD schools to conduct appropriate school and civic engagement activities in observance of his birthday annually.”


César E. Chavez was a leader for civil rights, Latinos, farm workers, and labor rights. He was a community servant and social entrepreneur; a crusader for nonviolent social change; an environmentalist and consumer advocate. The life of César E. Chavez transcends any one cause or struggle. He was a unique and humble labor leader, and a great humanitarian and communicator who influenced and inspired millions of Americans from many diverse walks of life to seek social justice and civil rights for the poor and disenfranchised in our society. 


RUSD values of community, engagement, equity, excellence, innovation, and well-being are embodied in this honored individual. The Board encourages student participation in authorized school community service honoring the life and work of César E. Chavez.


Learn more from the October 20, 2020 Board of Education Meeting Agenda or Video.