César Chávez, Dolores Huerta, McDonnell Hall, United Farm Workers Union

César Chávez’s Home and McDonnell Hall

César Chávez was an activist who worked for workers rights for decades, alongside Dolores Huerta, at McDonnell Hall, a hall named after his social justice and religious mentor Father McDonnell, and various other locations within California.  Chavez’s home is about three blocks away from the McDonnell Hall, where he and Dolores Huerta helped mobilize hundreds of people to participate in protests and strikes, in order to have employers establish bathrooms closer to where farm workers picked fruit and vegetables so that they would not have to wear diapers on the job, to grant California laborers paid vacation time, more frequent hydration breaks, higher pay, and various other demands.  César Chávez’s home is currently on private property and is not accessible to the public.

Cesar Chavez Home

McDonnell Hall is next to the grounds of the beautiful “Our Lady of Guadalupe Church”.  The California landmark recognizing Cesar Chavez’s and Dolores Huerta’s work was installed in September 2014.  The hall facility is currently used by members of the church.

 

Reference:

Rodriguez, J. Landmark Status for Cesar Chavez Meeting Hall In East San Jose.  The Mercury News.  September 14, 2014.  https://www.mercurynews.com/2014/09/14/landmark-status-for-cesar-chavez-meeting-hall-in-east-san-jose/

 

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