UFW Union Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

All images courtesy of the United Farm Worker’s Union and the César Chávez Foundation. Copyright 2012.

Dear Los Angeles Beat readers,

This year, the César Chávez Foundation and the UFW have had a phenomenal year!  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of when my father began organizing farm workers and helping families in desperate need of a voice.

The César Chávez Foundation continues to carry on the work of my father’s vision and legacy by:

  • Building over 3,500 units of affordable housing for families and senior citizens.
  • Educating and empowering 500,000 daily listeners over the airwaves with our Radio Campesina Network.
  • Educating and impacting hundreds of children daily by providing free afterschool enrichment programs that promote educational and leadership opportunities.
  • Preserving the rich history of Cesar’s legacy by supporting the new Cesar Chavez National Monument.

Help us continue to preserve my father’s vision and legacy by supporting the continued work of the   César Chávez Foundation.   As a non-profit organization, our foundation depends upon community support from friends like you to continue moving forward.

Your donation will help us continue to serve children through educational programs, educate others through the radio airwaves, and make housing available to low-income families.  Help us continue to make a difference in people’s lives!

We truly appreciate all your support!

Please click here to make a donation,
All donations are tax-deductable.
Help us continue to serve others!
“Si, Se Puede!”

Paul Chavez
CEO & President
César Chávez Foundation

Shirley Pena

About Shirley Pena

A native of Southern California, Shirley Peña began her career as a music journalist almost twenty years ago, writing for her websites "Stars In My Eyes: the Girlhowdy Website" and "La Raza Rock!" and progressed to creating various fan sites on Yahoo, including the first for New Zealand singer/songwriter Tim Finn. From there, she became a free agent, arranging online interviews for Yahoo fan clubs with various music artists (Andy White, John Crawford, Debora Iyall, John Easdale, etc.). She also lent her support in creating and moderating a number of Yahoo fan clubs for various music artists from the 1990s-today. As a music journalist, Shirley Peña has contributed to a number of magazines (both hard copy and online), among them: Goldmine, American Songwriter, Classic Drummer Magazine and UK-based Keyboard Player (where she was a principal journalist). A self-confessed "fanatic" of 1960s "British Invasion" bands, Classic Rock and nostalgic "Old Hollywood ", she also keeps her finger on the pulse of current trends in music, with a keen eye for up and coming artists of special merit. Shirley Peña loves Los Angeles, and is thrilled to join the writing staff of The Los Angeles Beat!
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