Cesar Chavez & Dolores Huerta Day of Service

Two students collecting extra citrus fruit from citrus trees

The aim of the the Chavez-Huerta Day of Service is to engage Oxy students, staff, and faculty, and alumni in a community-based project that embodies the spirit of justice.

This day of service is in honor of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, two of the most significant leaders in the American farmer’s movement. Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Most recently, Chavez-Huerta Day of Service partnered with Young Folks Urban Garden Project at the LA Leadership Academy for Good Food LA. Along with community members, parents, kids, and other groups, Oxy students participated in workshops geared around nutrition and helped the LA Conservation Core clear out the garden. 

For more information about our Days of Service, contact Lina Calderon-Morin.