Four San Diego Trailblazers To Be Honored At Annual Cesar Chavez Birthday Celebration

La Prensa San Diego

The life and legacy of Cesar Chavez will be celebrated on Thursday, March 28 at 7 a.m. at the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego. In addition, the 4th Annual Las Mañanitas Breakfast will honor four San Diegans who, like Cesar Chavez, blazed new trails in their respective professions.

The event will pay tribute to:

• Leon Williams – San Diego’s first African-American City Councilmember and San Diego County’s first and only (to date) African-American Supervisor.
• Lucy Killea – Former State Senator and San Diego City Councilmember.
• Armando Rodriguez – First Hispanic to hold an administrative position with San Diego Unified School District (VP of Samuel Gompers Jr. High), first Latino Commissioner of Education in California, former Commissioner of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
• Gracia Molina de Pick – Life-long advocate for Feminist, Chicana and Human Rights.Education and Literacy Philanthropist.

“The four honorees embody our club’s mission of inspiring young people to believe in themselves and to know they can make a difference, “said Cesar Chavez Service Clubs Director Carlos LeGerrette. He continued, “It’s important that the young people in our community recognize the contributions the honorees have made to our society and the positive manner in which they have led others.”

There are 24 Cesar Chavez Service Clubs in San Diego’s schools, and membership has grown 25-percent in the last year to more than 500 students.The clubs provide leadership and community service opportunities for young people. The “Chavistas,” as the Club participants proudly call themselves…

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