Chicano Federation And San Diego Loyal Honor Chavez With Mural
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Credit: Susana Villegas
The artwork and succulent garden at the Delta Apartments in the Shelltown neighborhood carry Chavez’s message of community, said Veronica Macedo, the Chicano Federation’s Director of Development and Community Relations, “He was a person that did everything for his community, so we wanted to come into the community and do something for this neighborhood,” Macedo said.
Chavez, along with Delores Huerta, founded the United Farm Workers Union in the early 1960s.
Donovan said partnering with the Chicano Federation for this event was a no-brainer.
“We want to connect to this community in a real way,” he said “We want to be committed to this community just like the Chicano Federation and ultimately we want to build comradery and you do that by donating your time.”
Donovan said the two organizations share the values that Chavez stood for, “To go out and promote values of equality and respect for all people.”
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