Cesar Chavez bust to be unveiled Tuesday at Sacramento namesake school

The Sacramento school named for Cesar Chavez, organizer of the United Farm Workers union, will unveil a bronze bust of the labor leader on Tuesday.

The unveiling is set for 10 a.m. at Cesar Chavez Intermediate School, 7500 32nd St., Sacramento. The Sacramento City Unified School District opened the campus in 2001 and named it in tribute to Chavez.

The bust and pedestal, placed just inside the school’s entrance, stand 6 feet, 4 inches tall.

The bust was created by Sacramento father-and-son artists Jesus and Adan Romo,, who donated labor and materials. Other projects by the team include the California Firefighters’ Memorial “Fallen Brother” at the state Capitol.

District Superintendent José Banda and board Trustee Diana Rodriguez will speak during the ceremony.

The school serves students in grades 4 through 6 and is known for its dual-language immersion program.

Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. It later became the United Farm Workers, or UFW, and became known for its efforts to improve conditions for farm laborers.

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