Cesar Chavez Honored with Mural at Bell Gardens School

By EGP Staff Report

A new mural honoring civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez is now decorating the walls of a school named in his honor in Bell Gardens.

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The mural at Cesar Chavez Elementary School was unveiled Monday, coinciding with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and the 16th of September, Mexico’s Independence Day.

Fernando Chavez, Cesar’s eldest son, attended the event that paid tribute to his father’s legacy. The artwork was a collaborative effort between Artist Simon Silva, students and parents in memory of the late teacher Jose Guajardo, a former teacher at the school.

 

Pictured: Fernando Chavez, middle, the eldest son of the late civil rights leader Cesar Chavez stands with MUSD board member Paul Montoya, left, and Cesar Chavez Elementary School Principal Norma Velasco-Aceves, right, in front of the newly unveiled mural of Cesar Chavez on Sept. 16. 

 
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