HISD’s Chávez-Huerta celebration honors the labor and civil rights leaders’ legacies

The Houston Independent School District hosted its second annual Chávez-Huerta celebration on Saturday, March 26, at César Chávez High School.

Students honored the legacies of labor and civil rights activists César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. The theme of this year’s event was “Overcoming our Obstacles.”

Highlights of the virtual symposium included student performances and a panel discussion that provided insights from Belen Delgado of the Huerta Foundation, Isidro Garza of the Johnny Mata LULAC Council #19, and Judson Robinson of the Houston Area Urban League.

Telemundo Houston News Anchor Antonio Hernandez and two HISD High School students served as moderators.

César Chávez’s son Paul of the Chávez Foundation provided the closing address.

On Monday, March 28, HISD schools and offices were closed in honor of César Chávez, who died in 1993, and Dolores Huerta, who is 91 years old and resides in California.