AMERICA’S GREAT OUTDOORS: Secretary Salazar, UFW President Rodriguez and the Chávez Family to Celebrate César Chávez’s Legacy at Dedication of Delano’s ‘Forty Acres’



02/17/2011

Contact: Kendra Barkoff (DOI) 202- 208-6416
Maria Machuca (UFW) 661-889-2758

DELANO, CA— On Monday, February 21st, 2011, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez and Paul Chávez, César Chávez’s son and president of the César Chávez Foundation, will celebrate the life and legacy of the legendary farm labor and civil rights leader at the long-awaited “Forty Acres” plaque dedication ceremony.

Designated as a National Historic Landmark in October 2008, the site serves as an example of the historical and cultural preservation called for in the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. The 40-acre plot west of Delano is where many of the most momentous and historical events of the 1960s farm worker movement took place. Members of the media are invited to attend a brief walking tour of the site prior to the ceremony.

WHO: Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Arturo S. Rodriguez, United Farm Workers President
Paul F. Chavez, Cesar Chavez Foundation President 
WHAT: Forty Acres Tour and Plaque Dedication Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, February 21st, 2011
9:00am Tour
10:00am Plaque Dedication Ceremony
WHERE: 40 Acres National Historic Landmark
Garces Hwy West and Mettler Road
Delano, CA 93215
MEDIA RSVP:
Please email interior_news@ios.doi.gov if you plan to attend


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