César Chávez Celebration

Cesar Chavez Event dancers

Celebrate César Chávez

Celebration Event

March 31 at 5:00 pm
Woodland Community & Senior Center

To commemorate and celebrate the life and work of labor and civil rights leader César E. Chávez, the City of Woodland and Yolo County will be hosting a celebration at the Woodland Community & Senior Center on March 31 at 5:00 pm. Join fellow residents for this annual event that includes guest speakers, music, dance performances, and singing to celebrate the life and accomplishments of César Chávez.

Youth Writing Contest

How has César Chávez influenced your life and future 

Students in grades 7-12 are invited to write an essay on "How has César Chávez influenced your life and what impact will his influence have on your future.  Winners will be awarded cash prizes and an opportunity to read their speech at the César Chávez celebration on March 31.


Cash prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the two categories of middle school and high school. 

  • 1st - $200 and reads speech at the celebration
  • 2nd - $100
  • 3rd place - $50

Contest Rules

  • All entries must be received by March 24, 2020
  • Entries will be 500 words or less.
  • Entries must have student’s name, school, and grade included.
  • Submit contest entries via email to WoodlandCSD@cityofwoodland.org