San Fernando in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
César Chávez Memorial
—March 31, 1927 - April 23, 1993 —
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.”
Concept, design and art by
Ignacio Gomez 2004
Imelda Gomez, Jesus Moreno, Felix Perez,
Ron Kriss, Sergio Hernandez, Steve Santillan,
August Santistevan, Pete Graziano
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. Touch 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); Rogerio Rocha (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mission Dam (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mission Wells (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mission San Fernando Rey de Espańa (approx. 1˝ miles away); San Fernando Mission (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fray Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, O.F.M. (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map 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. Cesar E. Chavez National Monument: Keene, Kern County, California. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Ignacio Gomez: Artist, Muralist, Designer, Sculptor. (Submitted on May 10, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. United Farm Workers: Delano Grape Strike. (Submitted on May 11, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. 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.)
5. 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. • Agriculture • Civil Rights • Hispanic Americans • Labor Unions •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on November 23, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 4. submitted on May 12, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on May 12, 2014, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on November 23, 2014, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.