Cesar Chavez Memorial Breakfast

Program At A Glance

Eighth Annual Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Breakfast

United Farm Workers - Si Se Puede

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Program at a Glance

  •   8:00 AM – Set up for registration
  •   9:00 AM – Doors Open/DJ music begins
  • 10:00 AM - Invocation/ Indigenous Blessing
  • 10:15 AM – Buffet Breakfast begins/ Music continues
  • 11:00 AM – Formal Program begins

Program Detail

Invocation/ Indigenous Blessing: Mickey Turtle Ybarra, Native American Chaplain - Patton State Hospital, son of Farm workers’ champion Mike Ybarra (+2016)

Opening Remarks - LEAD Week

  • Dr. Enrique G. Murillo, Jr., Professor of Education, and LEAD Executive Director, California State University, San Bernardino
  • Event Emcee: Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes - District 47, and 2017 LEAD Summit Madrina de Honor

Welcome Remarks

Campus Bienvenida

  • Dr. Robert J. Nava, Vice President, Division of University Advancement, CSUSB

Introduction of Emcee

Pledge of Allegiance – Danny Morales, Executive Director - Libreria Del Pueblo, Veteran - New Mexico National Guard
Welcome to the Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Breakfast - Ms. Ana Gonzalez, President of the Chicano Latino Caucus

Song - Rosa Martha Zarate - In honor of Cesar Chavez, “Indio”

Keynote Speaker #1 - José Angel Gutiérrez

Lifetime Achievement Award

Keynote Speaker #2 – Professor Ed Gomez

Sign Reveal - Cesar E Chavez Memorial Highway Sign

Introduction of the Chicano Latino Caucus Board

Closing – President and Emcee

Sing-along to music "De Colores"

Featured Speakers

Keynote Speaker #1 - José Angel Gutiérrez

Jose Angel Gutierrez
Dr. Gutierrez, along with Cesar Chavez, Reies López Tijerina, and Corky Gonzales, stands out as among the most important and influential leaders of the Chicano movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He was a founding member of the Mexican American Youth Organization (MAYO) in 1967, one of the first student activist groups of the Chicano movement; and founding member and past president of the political third-party La Raza Unida Party, which left its mark on the political scene, challenging Democratic and Republican parties alike to court the ignored Mexican American and Latino voter. 

José Angel was one of many activists working to change public education on a local level in the 1960s and 70s. Born in Crystal City, Texas, and educated in local schools, Gutiérrez mobilized the community to demand equal treatment for Chicano students. He was lead organizer of the Winter Garden Project, the project that which led to the now famous walkout of 1969. 

Dr. Gutiérrez has been organizer, founder and co-founder of several other organizations such as the Mexican American Unity Council (MAUC), Ciudadanos Unidos, Obreros Unidos Independientes, Becas Para Aztlán, Oregon Council for Hispanic Advancement, Northwest Voter Registration and Education Project, and Grupo de Apoyo para Immigrantes Latin Americanos (GAILA).

He has been the subject of many articles and film documentaries, including the PBS video series, CHICANO! The Mexican American Struggle for Civil Rights, and is mentioned in many Chicano history and political science books. He was also featured as an "Innovator" in the PBS documentary series - School: the Story of American Public Education. More recently Dr. Gutiérrez was featured in a segment of: “Prejudice and Pride: the Chicano Movement”, which was part of the PBS series - "Latino Americans."

We just received the news that Jose Angel Gutierrez is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 Hispanic Hero Award.  For those not familiar with his contributions, here's the video produced and published  by the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.   Watch Jose Angel Gutierrez 2019 Hero Award on Youtube.

Keynote Speaker #2 – Professor Ed Gomez

Ed Gomez
A professor of history at San Bernardino Valley College for 21 years, Gomez has also taught at UC Riverside, San Jacinto Community College, Cal State Los Angeles and Palomar College. He has an associate’s degree from Los Angeles City College, a bachelor’s from Cal State Los Angeles, a master’s from UC Riverside and is in the final writing stages of his Ph.D. at UC Riverside. He is an active leader on his campus and in the community, working with many groups, including MEChA, CTA and as President of the Latino Faculty Staff and Administrators Association for SBCCD.

About the United Farm Workers

UFW: United Farm Workers

Founded in 1962 by Cesar Chavez, the United Farm Workers of America is the nation's first successful and largest farm workers union currently active in 10 states. The UFW continues to organize in major agricultural industries across the nation. Recent years have witnessed dozens of key UFW union contract victories, among them the largest strawberry, rose, winery and mushroom firms in California and the nation. 75 percent of California's mushroom industry is now under union contract. In 2007, the United Farm Workers signed its first contract with Salinas, Calif.-based D'Arrigo Bros., California's third-largest vegetable company. The agreement covers 1,800 farm workers in the Salinas and Imperial valleys. The UFW signed a contract, also in 2007, with Three Mile Canyon Farms, America's largest dairy-and the first major union contract protecting farm workers in Oregon. They soon signed up another nearby dairy, Willow Creek. Many recent UFW-sponsored laws and regulations aide farm workers; in California, the first state regulation in the U.S. prevents further heat deaths of farm workers. The UFW is also pushing its historic bipartisan and broadly backed AgJobs immigration reform bill.  Source: United Farm Workers Website

Core Values of Cesar Chavez

  • Integrity: Doing the right thing even when no one is looking
  • Si Se Puede® Attitude: A personal and organizational spirit that promotes confidence, courage, hard work, and the belief that we can do the impossible.
  • Dignity: Recognizing and respecting the inherent worth of all people.
  • Innovation: The active pursuit of new ideas.

Prayer of the Farm Workers' Struggle

Show me the suffering of the most miserable, so I will know my people’s plight.
Free me to pray for others, for you are present in every person.
Help me to take responsibility for my own life, so that I can be free at last.
Grant me the courage to serve others, for in service there is true life.
Give me honesty and patience, so that I can work with other workers.
Bring forth song and celebration, so that the Spirit will be alive among us.
Let the Spirit flourish and grow, so that we will never tire of the struggle.
Help us love even those who hate us, so we can change the world.

About Chicano Latino Caucus of San Bernardino County

  • Civic Engagement & Responsibility
  • Voter Registration
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Works to Increase Pipeline and Representation at All Levels of Government
  • Independent Political Action Committee (PAC)