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César Chávez Community Service Week

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César Chávez Community Service Week

Join us in celebrating Chávez’s legacy and help us stop worldwide hunger

On Monday, March 30, LA County Library will be closed in honor of César Chávez Day, honoring the life and legacy of the civil rights leader and labor movement activist. Chávez spent his life fighting for farm workers, nonviolent social change, environmental justice, and community service. Chávez once said, “Together, all things are possible,” believing that building strong communities who work together was the cornerstone to great social change.

To continue his legacy, LA County Library will be celebrating César Chávez Community Service Week with a variety of programs for kids, including art activities, Storytimes, and events that look back at Chávez’ life, and look forward to ways we can be of service to our communities.

As a special addition to the week, we are partnering with Students Rebuild in their worldwide Hunger Challenge to fight hunger and malnutrition around the world. Students rebuild is a nonprofit that connects K – 12 students worldwide in a common effort to make a difference, and this year we are joining them to help write the recipe to end hunger. One in 9 people suffer from hunger globally (1 in 5 in the United States), so to help address this issue, many of our locations will be hosting events where participants can create artistic, illustrated versions of a recipe—either an actual recipe or a more imaginative one—that reflects culture, community, and connection. For every recipe that is submitted to Students Rebuild, the Bezos Family Foundation will make a $3 donation to organizations addressing hunger and malnutrition around the world.

Gather around the global table with us to honor Chávez’ work by learning about and giving back to our communities.

For César Chávez Community Service Week program offerings, check out our event feed.

Upcoming César Chávez Events

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All LA County Library locations are closed until further notice. Get more information on available library resources and assistance for those affected by COVID-19.

Library staff will be unavailable on Monday, March 30 in observance of César Chávez Day.


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