CESAR CHAVEZ FACTS
1. Cesar's full name was Cesar Estrada Chavez, and he was named after his grandfather.
2. Chavez didn't like school when he was young, but when he got older, he read many books.
3. He married Helen Fabela in 1948, and they had eight children.
4. Cesar was awarded the Pacem in Terris award in 1992 by Pope John Paul II. Pacem in Terris means "Peace on Earth."
5. He was inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2006.
6. The United Farm Workers and the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation support the Cesar E. Chavez National Holiday Coalition.
7. The National Holiday Coalition is gathering signatures on petitions to ask Congress to designate March 31, Cesarís birthday, as Cesar Chavez Day. This would be a federal paid holiday and a day of service and learning in public schools.