8th Annual César Chávez Day of Service and Learning

The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee, in conjunction with Bernalillo County Open Space and La Plazita Institute, is both excited and humbled to host the 6th Annual César Chávez Day of Service and Learning date is Friday March 31, 2017 at the La Plazita Gardens (Bernalillo County Open Space) in Albuquerque’s South Valley. Aimed to inspire our children and young adults to get engaged and actively participate in their communities, the service learning day will provide over 300 local students with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to improve their lives and the conditions of their communities in the spirit of service. They will participate in a variety of different hands-on learning activities, including a tour of the historic gardens and protected wetland areas, broad casting seeds to cover crop and build soil, planting, composting, solar cooking and more.  Teachers will also be provided a curriculum we developed to use prior to the service learning day, to teach their students about the life and legacy of César Chávez and the farmworker struggle.  In preparation for this day we will be providing participating schools with a "what to expect/how to prepare your students" guide, along with educational material that includes: a booklet about the life of César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, and the UFW, as well as curriculum suggestions.