Cesar Chavez Bust Unveiled At Cesar Chavez Intermediate School

December 1, 2014

On Tuesday November 18th, Cesar Chavez Intermediate School unveiled a bronze bust created by Romo Studios to commemorate the school's namesake Cesar Chavez, organizer of the United Farm Workers union. Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. It later became the United Farm Workers, or UFW, and became known for its efforts to improve conditions for farm laborers. The Sacramento City Unified School District opened the school in 2001 to provide a dual-language immersion program for students.  District Superintendent José Banda and board Trustee Diana Rodriguez spoke at the unveiling ceremony. Also in attendance was Cesar Chaves' niece, Becky Chavez. Romo Studios donated all labor and materials for this special project.