Riverside in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
On September 29, 1976, Cesar Chavez spoke at University Theater at UC Riverside. The Latino American civil rights leader and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) often visited campuses inviting student support of his causes.
When he visited UCR, Chavez was promoting a ballot measure which would allow unions to recruit members on growers' land. Though California voters defeated the proposition, Chavez persevered as he had in the face of other adversities continuing his quest of "protecting human rights of farm workers."
Erected by UC Riverside.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Charity & Public Work • Civil Rights • Hispanic Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1976.
Location. 33° 58.291′ N, 117° 19.708′ W. Marker is in Riverside, California, in Riverside County. Marker can be reached from West Campus Drive south of University Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 University Ave, Riverside CA 92507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within The Oroblanco Grapefruit Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citrus Experiment Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Webber Memorial Cycad Collection (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Heights Junior High School (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Sutherland Fruit Co. (approx. 2.3 miles away); San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad Depot (approx. 2.4 miles away); Victoria Bridge (approx. 2˝ miles away); Riverside Art Center and Museum (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside.
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