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San Fernando in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

César Chávez Memorial

 

—March 31, 1927 - April 23, 1993 —

 
César Chávez Memorial: Marker Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 25, 2014
1. César Chávez Memorial: Marker Panel 1
on the wall of "the Eagle Fountain" at the memorial entrance.
Inscription.
Panel 1:
“Show me the suffering of the most miserable
So I will know my people’s plight.”

“Free me to pray for others
For you are present in every person.”

“Help me take responsibility for my own life
So that I can be free at last.”

“Grant me courage to serve others
For in service there is true life.”

“Give me honesty and patience
So that I can work with other workers.”

“Bring forth song and celebration.
So that the Spirit will be alive among us.”

“Let the Spirit flourish and grow
So that we will never tire of the struggle.”

“Let us remember those who have died for justice
For they have given us life.”

"Help us love even those who hate us.
So we can change the world.”

César E. Chávez


Panel 2:
César E. Chávez
Memorial Project
Concept, design and art by
Ignacio Gomez 2004
Ignacio Gomez
Contributing Artists:
Imelda Gomez, Jesus Moreno, Felix Perez,
Ron Kriss, Sergio Hernandez, Steve Santillan,
August Santistevan, Pete Graziano
Lettering:

Deanna
César Chávez Memorial Statue: Ignacio Gomez, sculptor;<br> Marker Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 25, 2014
2. César Chávez Memorial Statue: Ignacio Gomez, sculptor;
Marker Panel 2
Gomez, Greg Gomez, Elysa Gomez, Chris Garcia

 
Erected 2008 by City of San Fernando.
 
Location. 34° 16.801′ N, 118° 26.217′ W. Marker is in San Fernando, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Wolfskill Street and Truman Street, on the right when traveling east on Wolfskill Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Fernando CA 91340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Casa de Lopez (approx. 0.4 miles away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mission Dam (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mission San Fernando, Rey de Espańa (approx. 1.5 miles away); San Fernando Mission (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. (approx. 1.5 miles away); "This Fountain" (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Griffith Ranch (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Fernando.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. United Farm Workers: the Story of Cesar Chavez. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
César Chávez Memorial Statue: Ignacio Gomez, sculptor image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 25, 2014
3. César Chávez Memorial Statue: Ignacio Gomez, sculptor

2. Cesar E. Chavez National Monument: Keene, Kern County, California. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Ignacio Gomez: Artist, Muralist, Designer, Sculptor. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. United Farm Workers: Delano Grape Strike. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
5. What happened when Mexicans and Filipinos joined together. - the 40th anniversary of Delano Grape Strike, 2005. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

6. Another Story - Filipino Farmworkers and the United Farm Worker Union Movement. The Delano Filipino Community Center is recognized as one of the organizing centers of the UFW Struggle. (Submitted on November 23, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 

7. The Santa Rita Center, Phoenix, Arizona. The Santa Rita Center is another location César Chávez organized and fasted. Ending his fast and emerging from the building, he uttered, Sí, se puede!, "Yes We Can" the slogan of the UFW. (Submitted on November 23, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureCivil RightsHispanic AmericansLabor Unions
 
The Eagle Fountain wall (reverse face), with the black Aztec eagle motif in the bricks image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 25, 2014
4. The Eagle Fountain wall (reverse face), with the black Aztec eagle motif in the bricks
- a reflection of the United Farm Workers' flag and insignia.
César Chávez Memorial: view toward Wolfskill St. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 25, 2014
5. César Chávez Memorial: view toward Wolfskill St.
with six of the ten farm worker silhouette sculptures created by Ignacio Gomez.
César Chávez Memorial Mural - south end text, upper right: image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 25, 2014
6. César Chávez Memorial Mural - south end text, upper right:
"Throughout the United States, hundreds of schools, plazas, libraries, awards and streets have been named in honor of Cesar E. Chavez.
"His legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of those whom he inspired and continue to fight for social justice and equal opportunity for all.
Si,se puede!"
César Chávez Memorial View From North image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, March 26, 2014
7. César Chávez Memorial View From North
This is a relaxing and beautiful place attracting many visitors.
César Chávez Memorial - Mural East of the Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, March 26, 2014
8. César Chávez Memorial - Mural East of the Sculpture
César Chávez Memorial - Steel Sculpture and Mural Panels image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, March 26, 2014
9. César Chávez Memorial - Steel Sculpture and Mural Panels
César Chávez Memorial - Arise! Steel Sculpture and Mural Panels 2 image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, March 26, 2014
10. César Chávez Memorial - Arise! Steel Sculpture and Mural Panels 2
César Chávez Memorial - Arise! Steel Sculpture and Mural Panels 3 image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, March 26, 2014
11. César Chávez Memorial - Arise! Steel Sculpture and Mural Panels 3
César Chávez Memorial - Five People Lost Their Lives in the Struggle image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, March 26, 2014
12. César Chávez Memorial - Five People Lost Their Lives in the Struggle
Nan Freeman, Nagi Daifullah, Juan de la Cruz, Rufino Contreras, Rene Lopez
César Chávez Memorial - Cesar, check it out, we're uplifting another generation, Your Bro, Bobby image. Click for full size.
By Chris English, March 26, 2014
13. César Chávez Memorial - Cesar, check it out, we're uplifting another generation, Your Bro, Bobby
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 567 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on , by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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